The Oyo State Police Command has outlawed street carnivals and explosives during Christmas and New Year celebration.
The Command had also warned against jungle justice and any unconstitutional act during the period.
These were contained in a statement signed and made available to newsmen by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP. Fadeyi Olugbenga on Saturday.
It reads, ‘The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, CP. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, psc wishes to use this medium to warn members of the public against the use of fireworks otherwise known as bangers, knockouts, etc and other explosives”, he said.
The police equally warned against organizing unauthorized street carnivals within the state during this Yuletide season and beyond.
According to him, the warning became necessary as part of proactive measures to stem the tide of crimes and criminality that usually characterize the approaching Yuletide and New Year celebrations.
He enjoined parents and guardians to warn their children/wards to desist from using fireworks, and shun involvement in any activity relating to street carnivals.
“In view of this, merchants of fireworks and organizers of street carnivals are warned to desist forthwith as offenders would be made to face the full wrath of the Law.
“The police will not condone any act capable of threatening the relative peace and tranquility being enjoyed by all and sundry in the state, as the Commissioner of Police has directed officers and men of the Command to bring perpetrators to book, to be forewarned is to be forearmed.
“While we prepare for festivity, the Commissioner of Police wishes to use this medium to assure the good people of our beloved Oyo State that proactive measures other than the above has been put in place to ensure crime rate is at its barest minimum in this season and beyond.
“He, however, craves the indulgence of the good people of Oyo State to desist from the act of taking laws into their hands, an act popularly known as “Jungle Justice” but advised that prompt report should be made to the nearest Police Station or formation for necessary action” part of the statement read.