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Supreme Court docket Verdict: Police Ban Protests, Rallies In Imo

The Imo State Police command has introduced ban has been positioned on protests and rallies within the state.

In line with the police, the ban was essential following the plan by some hoodlums to cover below the guise of protests and rallies to trigger mayhem.

“It has come to the discover of the Imo State Police Command that some hoodlums are planning to cover below the protests/rallies as witnessed in the previous couple of weeks to trigger mayhem within the state.

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“In view of the above, due to this fact, the command needs to tell most of the people that every one protests/rallies of any form are hereby banned forthwith particularly as impacts the Supreme Court docket ruling of 14th January 2020,” the assertion, which is signed by the police spokesperson for the Commissioner of Police, Ikeokwu Orlando learn.

It added that for the reason that Supreme Court docket has acknowledged an software for the assessment of the judgment and as such fastened a date for the assessment, it’s due to this fact pertinent that each events ought to stay calm pending the end result of the assessment.

“Moreover, the command needs to commend all of the teams for the peaceable method they performed their protests previously few weeks, however want to advise all of the teams to cease any additional protests/rallies, both in help or in opposition to the mentioned supreme court docket judgment.

“That is to make sure that such protest will not be hijacked and used to trigger chaos, anarchy or breach of the Public Peace,” Orlando added within the assertion.

Residents of the state are due to this fact suggested to go about their lawful enterprise because the police are nonetheless within the enterprise of defending the lives and properties of all.

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