The Commissioner Police in Oyo State, Shina Olukolu, has flagged street carnivals during Eid-el-Kabir celebration without appropriate approval as illegal.
The commissioner said some organisers use such avenues to extort money, intimidate their perceived rivals, or commit crimes such as murder and warned youths to wary of those.
The state police stated this in a press release issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi on Thursday.
“Consequently, organisers of such unapproved street carnivals should be ready to bear the consequences of any negative fallout before, during and after the celebrations,” the statement quoted the Commissioner.
The police also called on the leaders of commercial motorcycle riders to join hands with it to flush out criminally minded individuals in their midst who have been devising several means/methodology, styles and modus operandi to commit crimes such as stealing, armed robbery and rape, among others.
“It is pertinent to note that, police searchlight will henceforth be beamed on such operators with a view of running them out of business and bringing them to justice,” it added.
He assured the people of adequate security measures during the celebration.