Return stolen items before we begin house-to-house search – Osun state Govt tells looters
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has cautioned looters still in ownership of stolen items to return them before the commencement of the house-to-house search by security agents on Thursday.
Gov Oyetola unveiled this while inspecting some of the recovered loots deposited at the parking lot of the Government House, Osogbo.
Oyetola, who said about 20 per cent of the looted items have been returned, ordered other looters to take advantage of the hours left in the amnesty period, adding that there would be no extension.
According to a statement by his office, the governor emphasized that those who are yet to embrace the offer of the government would face the full ire of the law.
The statement read in part “For us, this voluntary return of the of loots is a welcome development. The intention is to assist the various owners of these items to have the opportunity of getting their properties and belongings because we believe strongly that it is going to be a big setback for them to have all these properties lost.”
Warning the looters, the governor added, “What they should realise is that, there are a lot of video clips and video coverage for all the looting that took place in the state. The implication of this is that there is no hidden place for anybody that looted anything in Osun.
“So, it is in their interest to voluntarily return all the items or face the wrath of the law after the expiration of the 72hours. We are not going back after this period. We are going to go from house to house to retrieve the looted items.”
Irate hoodlums had of recent looted government and private properties in the state under the influence of the #EndSARS protests.