A chieftain of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Oyo State, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao has warned members of the Oyo State Safety Community often known as Amotekun to not use their positions to victimize or terrorise residents of the state.
Alao, who contested the gubernatorial election on the platform of AD in 2019, gave this warning through an announcement signed by his Media Aide, Omotayo Iyanda.
DAILY POST recollects that one thousand 5 (1,500) pioneer members of Amotekun Corps had been on Wednesday inaugurated by Governor Seyi Makinde of the state. https://dailypost.ng/2020/11/18/do-not-harass-members-of-public-be-professional-makinde-warns-amotekun-corps-personnel/
Alao whereas reacting to the inauguration, urged males of the Amotekun Corps to take a lesson from the expertise of the Nigerian police within the latest Finish SARS protest.
The assertion made obtainable to DAILY POST added that the Finish SARS protest expertise was an affidavit that the endurance of each man has an expiration date.
He charged the administration, the commanders and the Corps members to be diligently and patriotically accountable within the discharge of their duties.
He suggested them to not use their positions and the safety outfit to victimize or terrorise the individuals they had been to guard and safe.
Alao mentioned “I charged the administration, the commanders and the corps members to be diligently and patriotically accountable within the discharge of their duties.
“They need to not use their positions and the safety outfit to victimize or terrorise the individuals they had been to guard and safe as echoed by Governor Makinde in the course of the commissioning.
He additional requested the corps to not be carried away and start to behave on responsibility as in the event that they had been larger than the Pope, admonishing them to avoid all actions that might tarnish the picture of the Makinde administration.”
Alao additionally urged the state authorities to recruit extra Amotekun Corps members into the brand new safety outfit.
“Going by 1,500 whole variety of corps members, it meant lower than 50 officers could be in every native authorities if 50 could be in every native authorities, positive lower than 10 cops could be in every ward with greater than a mean of 1,500 homes and 5,000 residents.
“I counsel the state authorities to see to enlist extra in a position women and men into the safety formation and assume out the methods to fund them adequately with out pointless burden on the individuals of the state.”