Criminals Be Warned, I wouldn’t Run My Government Like Banana Republic, Ogun Governor-Elect
Ogun State Governor – elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun yesterday warned those involved in criminal activities in the state to have a rethink as his administration would not run the state like Banana Republic.
He spoke in Ifo, Ifo Local Government Area shortly after he inspected constituency offices of the Deputy Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo and that of a House of Representatives member, Ibrahim Isiaka which were razed down by arsonists at the weekend.
A middle age man, simply identified as Akeem was reportedly shortly dead during the mayhem which followed an altercation between some youths and police officers attached to Zonal Intervention Squad Zone 2, Nigerian Police in Lagos.
In another development, a rival cultists group clash was said to have claimed six lives in Sagamu, in Shagamu Local government area of the State between Monday and Tuesday this week.
Speaking with journalists after he had visited family of the deceased and the crime scenes, Abiodun described the incidences as “Unfortunate and regrettable.”
The Governor – elect who maintained that Ogun would not be characterized be violence, vowed that his administration would not tolerate cultism, hooliganism, thuggery and other crimes.
He asked the state Police Command and the State Security Service (SSS) to ensure perpetrators of those heinous acts are brought to justice.
Abiodun said “I am using this opportunity to sound a very serious note of warning to all those that have been engaging in cultism across the state, the time for that is off.
“We have an aggressive programme to engage our youths. When we are sworn in on May 29, we will also review that programme to allow anyone of them to come and lay down his arms and weapons.
“We will not condone brandishing of weapons and arms in this state. This is not Banana Republic. So, for those that are engaging in that (crimes), they should begin to have a rethink.
“For those that have done this (arson), I have charged the commissioner of Police and the State Director of SSS to bring them to book, they must be brought to justice. We won’t run this state like Banana Republic.”