The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, has warned the people of Ijero-Ekiti in Ijero Local Government Area of the State to desist from the alleged plan by the community to celebrate their Ogun Festival scheduled to hold Thursday, August 13th, 2020 amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
The CP in a statement on Wednesday signed on his behalf by the police spokesperson in the State, ASP Sunday Abutu, warned the people of the Community that the Federal and State Governments’ directive that all gatherings are prohibited as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 was still in force.
The statement read that : “In view of this, the Ekiti State Police Command hereby declare the proposed festival slated for Thursday August 13th, 2020 in Ijero-Ekiti as illegal and should be cancelled till further notice.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command, CP TUNDE MOBAYO, therefore, implores all Stakeholders, Elders, Parents and Guardians to warn their wards to boycott the proposed festival and allow peace a chance to reign in the state for the benefit of all and our Society.”
The command, however, assured the people of the State that the security and safety of lives and property of the citizens remain top priority.