Arrested Hoodlums In Oyo Claims Some Governors Aids Backing Them

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Commander of Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun, Col. Olayinka Olayanju, (retd), on Tuesday, January 5, said that some of the aides to Governor Seyi Makinde have been fingered by arrested hoodlums for indirectly backing urchins that terrorise the people of the state.

The Amotekun commander disclosed this while speaking on a radio station, Fresh FM.

Residents of Ibadan communities have recently been living in fears following the increased cases of hoodlum attacks.

Three persons were reportedly shot; and injured in a fresh attack that occurred last weekend.

The Amotekun Commander explained that some senior aides of the Governor have in the past pleaded that the agency should free suspected hoodlums arrested in connection with civil disturbances in some parts of the state capital.

Olayanju, however, declined to mention the names of the Governor’s aides, who pestered him to release the arrested suspects.

He said, “Some people would come to plead that we should release those arrested. We arrested some in (Ibadan) North-East less than a week ago and one SA ( Special Adviser) was running around begging us.

“He came and met me around NTA; and I told him that we have handed them over to the Police at Yemetu. I won’t mention the name. He is SA to the governor; some are chairmen; some are lawmakers who seek such a favour.”

When asked whether the Governor’s aides were behind the unrest in the state capital, the Amotekun commander replied, “That is what we are saying.”

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