Ogun Police threaten to deal with Students planning protest over PMS, Electricity hike
Ogun State police have threatened to deal with Nigerian students planning protest in the State over the hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit and electricity tariffs.
Ogun State Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
Members of the National Association of Nigerians Students, South-West Zone, had given the Nigerian Government five days ultimatum, which ends on Sunday, to rescind the hike in the prices of petrol and electricity tariff.
The students threatened to embark on protest across South-West states if government doesn’t reverse its decision.
Oyeyemi warned the students to desist from the purported protest, noting that the command would not allow any group to hold residents to ransom.
He said, “The decision by any group of students to embark on protest over recent increase in fuel prices and electricity tariffs is unwarranted and therefore unacceptable to the Ogun State Police Command as it was only on the 8th of September, that is in less than a week now, that NANS executives carried out a protest in Abeokuta over the same issues.
“Consequently, the deliberate and selfishly designed violence-oriented protest planned for Monday 14th September, 2020, is not approved by the Ogun state Police Command, and will be resisted vehemently.
“No group will be allowed to perpetually hold the entire good people of Ogun state in perpetual fear of violence and harm to their persons and property.
“Olawale and his group are hereby advised in their own interest to drop their plan to block any highway in the state, and thereby cause confusion, disturbances and public apprehension. The law is not on their side on this.”