Governor Makinde Addresses Reports of High handedness by Amotekun

….Pledges to Severely Punish Any Member Caught Misbehaving

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has addressed reports of harassment, misconducs and highandness by members of the Oyo State Chapter of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corp.

Governor Makinde in a tweet assured residents and citizens of the state of his commitment to the security welfare, affirming that any member of the Corp caught abusing the power vested in him will be severely punished

He twitted, “following the recent events in Tapa, Ibarapa North Local Government Area, it becomes imperative that I once again reassure the good people of Oyo State that our administration is doing everything in its power to address security issues in our state.

One of the strategies we are using to check insecurity in the state is the recently introduced Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun). I am fully aware of the alleged highhandedness by some members of the corps. We are investigating these issues to address them promptly.

The welfare and security of the good people of Oyo State remain our top priority. We will not sit back and watch any harassment or intimidation of members of the public or our security officers.

Therefore, I urge the good people of Oyo State to please remain calm and allow members of the corps to perform their legally authorised duties for our people’s well-being. Let me assure you that if any corps members are abusing their office, they will be dealt with accordingly.”

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