Ogun police urge residents to surrender illegal weapons

The Ogun State Police Command on Monday asked members of the public who might have acquired illegal arms and ammunitions to submit them within the next two weeks or face prosecution.

The Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, stated this during a press conference at the Command Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.

He said the command observed with dismay the way some individuals and groups illegally acquired arms in the state.

“This is no longer acceptable to the command,” he said. “On this premise, I call on those who acquired their arms illegally to come forward and submit such to the Commissioner of Police within 14 days of this warning or else anyone caught in possession of illegal arms will face the full wrath of the law and will be subsequently sanctioned.”

The commissioner said this step was geared towards mopping up illegal arms from the wrong hands in preparation for the forthcoming 2015 general elections.

The command also asked people with unregistered vehicles or motorcycles to get them registered.

“Anyone caught with unregistered vehicles or in possession of fake or unregistered number plates will be apprehended and charged to court,” Mr. Okoye said.

“Every number plate must be registered with relevant agencies, particularly the Central Motor Registry of the police. Politicians, government officials and individuals who are fond of violating this rule should stop henceforth as the command will not spear anyone caught in this illegality.”

He also asked politicians and their followers to always “play the game” according to the rules.
“The command will not tolerate any act of political thuggery, hooliganism or violence before, during and after the general elections,” he said.


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