Ogun Warns against Looting, Vandalism


Kayode Fasua in Abeokuta

The Ogun State Government has warned those planning to attack both public and private establishments in the state to desist, as necessary machinery is in motion to forestall a breakdown in law and order.

Issuing the warning as the ongoing nationwide #EndSARS protests persist, the government said it was privy to plans by some persons to attacl and loot warehouses and storages; commercial premises , public buildings and private businesses.

A statement issued in Abeokuta on Friday by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odusile, warned of dire consequences should anyone attack any of such facilities.

The statement came against the backdrop of audio messages trending in some circles detailing plans by some criminal elements who had hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protests to attack government properties in different locations in the state with the intention of looting, THISDAY investigations revealed.

“Our combined team of law enforcement agents have been put on the alert to protect public buildings and similar properties belonging to the government and other prominent facilities in all locations around the state.

“Anyone planning to attack any of these facilities is advised in their interest against such move”, the statement said.

It added, however, that the government, while in support of the legitimate demands of the #EndSARS protesters, would deal decisively with any act or conduct by hoodlums likely to lead to a breach of public peace.