Police ban rally, processions in Kogi

The Kogi Police Command on Wednesday banned rally, procession and demonstrations in the state.

State Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu announced the ban in Lokoja.

He explained that the ban would remain in place until the current tensed political situation in the state improves.

He described the gunmen attack on Melaye and his supporters at the rally as “sad, unfortunate and avoidable.”

He directed that vehicles engaging in illegal use of siren on the highways in the state should be impounded as from June 22.

Inalegwu also said vehicles with covered plate numbers and illegible plate numbers should be similarly arrested.

According to him, the state governor, his deputy , ambulances, emergency response vehicles and the Central Bank of Nigeria bullion vans are exempted from the ban on the use of siren.

“ No abuses will be tolerated, it is strictly for crime control and not any other motive, “ Inalegwu said.

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