The Ogun State Police Command has warned residents of the state against illegal gatherings and the use of fireworks, as the 2020 Christmas and new year celebrations approaches.
A statement by the state police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Wednesday said elaborate tactical and covert policemen have been strategically deployed across to nip crimes in the state with a clear mandate of ensuring crime-free Christmas and New year celebration.
Oyeyemi reminded residents of the state that there is a law banning the use of fireworks in the state.
While stressing that the law is still in force, the police spokesperson said: “anybody caught selling or throwing any type of fireworks will be made to feel the weight of the law.”
Also the Ogun police said they have put in place a robust security arrangement to ensure hitch-free celebrations, asking the people of Ogun to report any suspicious gathering to the police.