Osun State Police Command has urged residents of the state in possession of illegal weapons to submit them at any Divisional Police Headquarters nearest to them.
ADULAWO NEWS reports that the police made the plea in a statement issued by the Command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola on behalf of the Commissioner, Kehinde Longe on Tuesday.
The Commissioner said the move is in line with the directive of the Inspector General, Kayode Egbetokun, to curb the proliferation of weapons across the country.
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Longe said anyone who voluntarily surrenders illegal weapons in their possession will not be arrested nor detained, urging those with it to seize the opportunity to surrender such illicit weapons.
IThe statement reads, “In compliance with the directives of the Acting Inspector-General, Kayode Egbetokun, toward ensuring a serene society and enforcing law and efforts by the Police High Command to curb the proliferation of prohibited firearms in the state, the Osun State Police Command is using this medium to call on members of the public who are in possession of illegal firearms to submit them at the Divisional Police Headquarters nearest to them.
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“The directive is targeted at addressing the proliferation and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms in the state.
“The command wishes to state that there are no punitive measures attached to the submission of the firearms; no one will be arrested/ detained. Therefore, members of the public are to go to the Police Station nearest to them freely submit arms in their possession”.