Kogi State Police Command has banned public jubilation, demonstration as the state awaits Supreme Court judgment on the governorship election petition appeals.
The apex court has fixed next Tuesday for ruling in two appeal cases against the election of Governor Yahaya Bello.
The Commissioner of Police, Malam Abdullahi Chafe, announced the ban at a news conference in Lokoja on Friday.
Chafe said that intelligence reports reaching the command revealed that some miscreants were planning to foment trouble if the Supreme Court judgment should go contrary to their expectations.
The police commissioner warned that individuals or group of persons who cause breakdown of law and order would face full wrath of the law.
He urged various political parties to call their members and supporters to order so that peace would reign after the delivery of judgment.
“Kogi State is greater than anybody. Police will not waste time in dealing with lawbreakers within the constitutional requirement,” he said.