Makinde’s aides pressurising us to release suspected criminals, Amotekun commandant says

Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress


By Aiyeku Timothy

The Commandant of Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps, Olayinka Olayanju, has accused some aides of the State governor, Seyi Makinde, of asking him to release some suspected criminals.

A retired Colonel, Olayanju, raised this alarm while speaking in Ibadan, the State capital on Tuesday, as he stated that explained that some aides of the governor are indirectly backing hoodlums terrorising the people of the state.

The Amotekun Corps, a new security outfit set up by Governors in the South West Nigeria and started its operation last year in the state had made some arrest of suspected criminals

Olayanju while speaking on a radio program, insisted that some senior aides of the governor have pleaded that the agency should free suspected hoodlums arrested in connection with civil disturbances in some parts of Ibadan.

The commandant however did not mention the names of those who approached him to release the suspects.

Olayanju 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.”

The Amotekun Corps is a security outfit that operates in all parts of the South-Western states of the Federation, created to tackle insecurity in the region.


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