Following the 24-hour curfew declared by the Osun State Government in Irepodun and Orolu Local Government areas of the state over the violence that broke out between Ilobu and Erin-Osun communities on Saturday, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode has urged citizens and residents of the affected Local Government Areas to comply with the directive of the Government which has been emplaced until further notice, stressing that, anyone found violating the curfew and those responsible for the violence shall be made to face the full wrath of the law.
In a statement on Monday morning signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Opalola Yemisi on behalf of the Commissioner of Police.
According to the statement, “The Osun State Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, psc, has ordered the Area Commander and Divisional Police Officers within the Area of Responsibility (AOR) in which the violence erupted (Irepodun and Orolu LGA) to enforce 24hrs curfew declared by the State Government of Osun State with immediate effect.
“It should be noted that, the State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Irepodun and Orolu Local Government Areas of the State, following the violence that broke out between Ilobu and Erin-Osun communities on Saturday.
“The Commissioner of Police enjoins citizens and residents of the affected Local Government Areas to comply with the directive of the Government which has been emplaced until further notice, as anyone found violating the curfew and those responsible for the violence shall be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“CP also enjoins all the good citizens of the State to be peaceful and to be law abiding as all efforts shall be made to protect life and properties within the State.”
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