The Ogun State police command has banned Street Carnivals in the state to aid the fight against violence. The decision follows series of violence report in almost all the Street Carnival that have so far held in the state.
The state police command announced the ban through its Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who stated that the occasion of Street Carnival and other form of street celebration have become mediums for cultist and other unscrupulous elements to attack innocent citizens, while adding that violators will be made to face the wrath of the law.
“The ban becomes necessary due to series of violence and wanton destruction of valuable properties associated with such carnivals in recent time.
“In view of this, the Commissioner of Police and his management team while reviewing the security situation in the state came to conclusion that the street carnivals have become an avenue through which some unscrupulous elements as well as cultists are using to unleash terror on innocent members of the public.
“Therefore, all forms of street carnival are hereby banned and anybody who after this release organised carnival, rally, procession or blocked any public road anywhere in the state will be made to face the full wrath of the law.” Abimbola Oyeyemi said.
Street Carnival which has become a known celebration in all parts of the African most populous country may still continue in other state as there has not been any report of similar ban elsewhere.