Prince Dapo Abiodun has sounded a note of warning to property owners in the state that let out their properties to criminally minded individuals that in turn make life unbearable for the people of the state, saying that such properties would be seized, demolished and owners dealt with accordingly.
According to a statement made available by S.F Ojo his media aide, Gov. Abiodun who made this known in his office while addressing journalists on the state of security in Ogun, stated that the three kidnappings that occurred along the Lagos Ibadan expressway, involving 7 victims on the 23rd and 24th of July and 1st of August, along Sagamu- Benin expressway, involving 5 victims, including Deaconess Chidinma Ebeleji of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the state was a test of his administrations resolve to ensure that the state was secured for all.
He sounded a note of warning to all landlords and property owners who just give out their apartments to people they don’t know, stressing that it has now become important for property owners to know their tenants very well.
Abiodun while calling on the people who reside in the state to cooperate and collaborate with law enforcement agencies, by giving them necessary information about any suspicious movement in their areas, added that the criminals are not ghosts or spirits, but humans who live among the people.
He noted that no part of the state would be a safe haven for criminals in the state, adding that criminals would be smoked out of the state.
He assured people with legitimate businesses to go about their normal duties as the state would continue to be a paradise for them, adding that for people with criminal tendencies, hell for them would continue to be a child’s play.
Abiodun also used the opportunity to inform men of the press that his government was reorganizing the state’s security trust fund that would tackle shortage in equipment for security operatives, adding that the security trust fund would have the right corporate governance that would provide the right funding for security agencies.
In his remarks, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama disclosed that the suspect arrested would be properly investigated; adding that the police command would not allow criminals to have a smooth time in Ogun state.
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