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Sumal Foods Protest: Agitation Was Premised On False Information – Police Gives Update 

Oyo State Police Command has reacted to the violent protests that rocked one of the factories belonging to Sumal Foods, Oluyole extension Ibadan on Monday, 1st July, 2024.

In a statement issued by the command’s public relations officer, Adewale Osifeso, preliminary investigation revealed that the protest was premised on a widespread false information authored and peddled by some of the workers concerning the disbursement of Palliative to all Private owned companies and firms in the Country.

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Osifeso said the protesters’ grouse was that they were being denied the welfare package saying the protest was hijacked by Criminal elements who forced their way into the factory destroying vehicles and property worth millions of naira.

The Oyo police command’s mouthpiece however said one death was recorded during the violent protest while twelve suspects have been arrested in connection with the violent protest.

He explained that normalcy has since returned to the affected area with the immediate deployment of Command’s operational and tactical assets to prevent any possible future reoccurrence.

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