The police in Ogun State on Saturday arrested 11 Yoruba nation agitators protesting in Abeokuta.
They have been mentioned to have been arrested on the Alake’s palace and brought to the state police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
DAILY POST had reported that scores of the Yoruba nation agitators staged a mass rally within the state capital, defying an order by the police in opposition to such.
Because the agitators triggered critical gridlock on main roads, a police helicopter was sighted hovering over some areas.
Joint safety operatives led by the Space Commander of Adatan, Ayo Edun, have been additionally positioned in strategic areas throughout the state.
Our correspondent gathered that there was a conflict between the agitators and the police at Eleweran when the secessionists invaded the place to demand the discharge of their members.
The arrested individuals have been thereafter launched as ordered by the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun.
Reacting, the state police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, accused the agitators of launching unprovoked assaults on the safety operatives.
Oyeyemi mentioned the agitators attacked the police headquarters within the state and a few policemen on obligation.
He confirmed that eleven of them have been earlier arrested for unruly behaviour at Alake’s palace and have been later launched on the order of the Commissioner of Police.
The PPRO, nonetheless, lamented that regardless of the discharge of their members, “they nonetheless went forward to assault policemen at Extra Junction not removed from the headquarters, after the assaults at Eleweran, Abeokuta.”
He mentioned “We simply awoke early within the morning and noticed some group of individuals in entrance of the Alake’s palace conducting themselves in unruly manners. And don’t neglect that one in every of them had issued a menace to the Alake earlier than; so, our males went there to problem them they usually have been unable to offer a passable reply.
“Eleven of them have been arrested and the Commissioner of Police directed that they be launched. We profiled, screened and launched them. Even though we launched them, these folks nonetheless went so far as the Police Headquarters Eleweran to launch an assault on the police.
“Although we now have already dispersed them, they nonetheless attacked our males at Extra junction. They attacked policemen who have been on their lawful obligation, they attacked them for simply no motive.
“We’re sounding a observe of warning to them. They’re making an attempt to impress legislation enforcement brokers, they need to be warned that we’re holding our peace as a result of we’re following the rule of engagement and we don’t need to interact in an pointless present of pressure with some folks.
“They need to not take our civility for a licence for them to be attacking our males. It should not be tolerated.
“We’re nonetheless collating the results of their unruly behaviours and I’ll make that one out there quickly.”