Violent Protest: Delta Police Commissioner Warns Against Breach Of Peace

….as the command arrests eight suspects, and impounds fifty-three motorcycles.

.…CP Abaniwonda reaffirms the command’s commitment to ensuring that the State is peaceful.

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Abaniwonda Olufemi, has warned that violent protest is criminal and will not be tolerated.

According to a press release on Monday, 18th March 2024 signed by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Edafe Bright said that a group of motorcycle riders embarked on a violent protest within the Asaba metropolis, over their perceived maltreatment by members of the State Taskforce who enforced the ban on late-hour operations of tricycles and motorcycles in Asaba, at about 0800hrs.

“The protesters stormed the task force office along Sunmit Road, ransacked and destroyed vehicles and offices, Edafe said.

The statement read, “Upon receipt of the information, the Assistant Commissioner of Police Department of Operations, ACP Efeizomor George, on the directive of the Commissioner of Police, led teams of operatives to restore peace and further put a halt to the rancorous demonstration within the metropolis. To that effect, the team of police officers successfully carried out a raid of recalcitrant motorcycle riders who were embarking on this violent and destructive protest in Asaba Metropolis, Eight (8) male suspects were arrested, and Fifty-Three (53) motorcycles were impounded.

“CP Olufemi Abaniwonda reiterates the negative impact of violent protests on the economic growth of the State and therefore appeals to the public to remain calm and be law-abiding, assuring that the police command has the responsibility to ensure the safety of lives and properties, hence creating a safer and more equitable society for Deltans.