Police Ban Public Celebration, Demonstration As Supreme Court Prepares Verdict On Kogi Election Petition Appeal

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A strong worded warning has been dished out from the Kogi State Police Command banning public jubilation and/or demonstration after the Supreme Court delivers its judgment on the state governorship election petition appeals.

The ban was announced on Friday by the Commissioner of Police, Malam Abdullahi Chafe, at a news conference in Lokoja.

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According to the CP, there are intelligence reports reaching the command, which revealed that some miscreants were planning to foment trouble if the Supreme Court judgment should go contrary to their expectations.

Chafe warned that individuals or group of persons who cause break down of law and order would face the full wrath of the law.

The police commissioner urged various political parties to call their members and supporters to order so that peace would reign after the delivery of judgment.

He said: “Kogi State is greater than anybody. Police will not waste anytime in dealing with law breakers within the constitutional requirement.”

The Supreme Court will deliver its judgement on the Kogi state election petition appeal on Tuesday next week.



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