Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has ordered persons illegally in possession of arms and ammunition to turn them in within seven days from Friday, October 30, 2020.
In a statement on Friday in Akure, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo, said the governor directed that the arms and ammunition should be returned to the Commandant, South West Security Network, Amotekun, at the Pa Fasoranti’s Gardens, Alagbaka, Akure.
He said that the governor also directed those with such arms and ammunition to take advantage of the “window of grace” to hand them over “as security agencies shall take necessary steps against defaulters after the seven-day ultimatum.”
According to Ojogo, “Those who find it difficult to physically present such arms and ammunition for obvious reasons are advised and indeed, encouraged to call 08079999989 for further advice and instructions on appropriate steps to be taken.”
Ojogo stated that the governor also expressed concerns over low-level policing in Ondo State.
He stated: “The general observation across the state shows a very low level of policing which is risky to society. Of note, policing is key and can only thrive on a note of mutual trust and respect.
“We can on the people to strive for a better society and brace up to take maximum advantage of lessons learnt from the unfortunate incidents of the last two weeks.
“Saddening as the events appear, there is no doubt that a fresh orientation, perception of self appraisal as well as an encouraging mood of sober reflection pervades the nation.”
Akeredolu, according to Ojogo, “therefore, advised the police to take up their responsibilities as an institution and take charge of the public space for the good of all.”