The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has accused the youths in Sagamu area of the state of attempting to steal from banks and the local government secretariat during the protest over the death of the Remo stars footballer, Tiyamiyu Kazeem.
He further stated that the Sagamu youths plan to attack the Sagamu Divisional Police Officer and to burn an armoured personnel carrier.
Recall that Naija News reported that residents of Sagamu stormed their streets to protest over the death of the footballer and call for an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
The Governor of Ogun State noted that the youths in the area refused to match out in a peaceful protest, but took advantage of the situation to commit crimes.
Governor Abiodun said, “Contrary to the promise of restraint given by the youth, a while after the peace meeting, some youth defied the calls for restraint and decided to take the advantage of the situation by embarking on activities that further aggravated the already tense situation. They attempted to attack the Divisional Police Station, burn the police Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), and even loot the banks and local government headquarters”.
The Governor in a live video on Facebook revealed the information he got from security chiefs in the state on the incident.
He added that it was necessary to share the information with the public.
Governor Abiodun stated that his administration would not tolerate violence in Sagamu, he further stated that anyone caught will face the wrath of the law.
He claimed that he informed President Muhammadu Buhari about the incident, he added security has been improved in Sagamu.
“Let me assure all the good citizens of Ogun State and residents of Sagamu that they should go about their lawful business without any fear of molestation whatsoever. I wish to sound a note of warning that anyone that attempts to capitalise on the unfortunate incident to foment any trouble or engage in activity that is in breach of public peace and order will be subjected to the full force of law. Parents and guardians should caution their children and wards to refrain from confrontation with law enforcement agents whilst carrying out their responsibilities to maintaining law and order,” he said.