Crime

Ijebu Igbo mayhem: Amosun read riot acts to political parties

Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta

The governor of Ogun State, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun has warned individuals or political parties that want to disturb the peace of the State under the cover of politics to rather have a rethink or face the dire consequence as his government would decisively deal with such an individual or political parties according to the provision of the law.

Sen. Amosun stated that the first constitutional duty of any governor was to ensure there was peace and orderliness which egender growth and development adding that this underscored the massive investment of his government in the security of the State and would therefore not allow anybody under whatever guise to disrupt the peace of the State.

The governor stated this yesterday while commenting on the recent clash at Ijebu Igbo allegedly between OPC members and some cultists leading to the loss of two policemen and three others.

The governor, while condemning the incident said ” I have been to Ijebu Igbo and we have gotten the information that a particular political party held rally there and gave out some money and that it was the sharing formula that cause problems among these cultists. I have told the police to invite the politicians and political parties in the State and warn them to stay clear of trouble. We should not because of election turn anywhere in the State to war zone.Any student found to be culpable in the mayhem will be expelled while any building that harbour criminal in the State will be demolished. I don’t want to know whether such building belong to APC or PDP, I will level the place.As political parties, we should rather fight with our mouth decently saying your party is the best and not any recourse to bloodshed”.

He revealed that he had therefore ordered the police to charge anybody arrested in connection with the unfortunate incident to court and be made to pay dearly for such act of brigandage saying that this move would further convince people that era of thuggery and political brigandage was over in the State.

 

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