Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has declared that his Government is already investigating the alleged highhandedness of the Amotekun Corps, and that the issues will be addressed squarely in the interest of the security and wellbeing of residents of the State.
The Governor reassured the residents of the State that the administration is doing everything it could to address security challenges in the State.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, Governor Makinde stated these on Friday, January 8, 2021, on his Twitter handle @seyiamakinde while speaking on the recent occurrence in Tapa Town in Ibarapa North Local Government area of the State which involved some youths and Corps of the Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun.
He added that Amotekun was introduced to check insecurity in the State/, noting that the Government will not sit back and watch any harassment or intimidation of any member of the public or any security agent.
He urged the good people of the State to please remain calm and allow members of the Corps to perform their legally authorised duties for people’s well-being.
The Governor assured that if any Corps members are abusing their Office, they will be dealt with accordingly.