By Ovie Okpare
Ahead of Saturday’s coronation ceremony of Prince Tsola Emiko as the 21th Olu of Warri, the Delta State Police Command has warned troublemakers to stay away from the venue of the event.
This as the command has deployed no fewer than 1000 policemen to provide security for the event.
A statement on Wednesday by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said two bomb squad will also be deployed to Ode-Itsekiri, venue of the coronation ceremony.
Edafe in the statement noted that the State Police Commissioner, Ari Muhammed Ali, said the deployment of the officers was to ensure the security before, during and after the ceremony.
“Ahead of the forthcoming coronation ceremony of the OLU OF WARRI which takes place on 21st August 2021, the Delta state Commissioner of Police CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, psc+ in his usual proactive way has deployed One thousand police personnel to ensure water tight security before, during and after the coronation ceremony.
Two bomb squad has been deployed to report 48hours before the coronation day to sweep the venue and ensure it is completely rendered safe, two unit of Mobile police personnel and conventional police officers which include traffic personnel have been deployed. This according to the Commissioner of Police is to ensure a water tight security.
The CP warns mischief makers to steer clear as the command is more than ready to deal decisively with anybody who try to disrupt or cause any form of mischief during the coronation. All that needs to be done to ensure that the event is itch free and devoid of any form of violence has been put in place”, the statement said.
According to the statement, the police commissioner has directed the Area Commander Warri, Divisional Police Officers, Tactical Operations Officers of the Command to leave no stone unturned towards ensuring thorough supervision of personnel deployed for the actualization of peace and tranquility during and after the coronation ceremony.
“The CP on behalf of his management team, officers and men of the command wishes the people of Warri and Deltans a peaceful and hitch free Coronation ceremony”, it added.