Olusakin Babalola, Ibadan
Police in Ondo state have warned criminal elements in the state to desist from their criminal ways else they would be dealt with decisively if caught.
The police hinted that the suspected criminals operating under the aegis of 77 wanted to strike after their initiation which is scheduled to hold any moment soon.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the Spokesman for the command, Femi Joseph.
He said, “information at the disposal of the Ondo State Police command indicates that members of a particular cult group by the name “Seven Seven” (“77”)are planning a get- together as well as initiation of new members across the State any moment from now. The command therefore warns such group or any other groups by whatever name planning such illegal activities anywhere in the state to perish such thoughts and desist forthwith or be ready to bear the full weight of the law.
“Our officers and men have been put on notice about these planned actions. They have also been directed to deal decisively and ruthlessly with these lawless elements anywhere they are sighted across the state.
“Any hotelier, bar owners, social joint operators, restaurateur etc. who permits the activities of these hoodlums in his or her environment or location will be treated as an accomplice and also face the full wrath of the law.
“The command, however, wishes to enjoin the good people of the State to go about their normal businesses as the police are fully on ground to deal with any form of Crimes and Criminality.”
He called on members of the public not hesitate to report any suspicious or illegal gathering around them to the nearest Police station or call our control broom number 070 34 31 39 03.”