Police arrest 20 over power outage protest in Akure

Akure—NO fewer than 20 youths were Tuesday arrested by  Ondo State Police flowing a violent protest over power outages in  Oke Aro area of Akure, the State capital.

As early as 6am some miscreants said to be protesting lack of power supply in the area of  barricaded major streets and allegedly manhandled innocent people and vandalized several vehicles.

The protesters were said to have also stormed the office of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, in Oke Aro, during the protest that lasted for over four hours.

Road users were held hostage for hours as the miscreants barricaded the roads and threatened to set vehicles and other government property ablaze.

Policemen were said to have been invited to quell the protest during which the suspects were arrested.

The protest, according to the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, PRO, Mr. Adeniran Aremu became riotous and the timely intervention of police saved other property from been vandalised.

Adeniran who described the protesters as miscreants, said they would be charged to court for disturbing public peace.

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