Senator Amosun In Arms Scandal: APC Demands His Arrest

Posted on June 26 2019 , at 10:47 am
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  • Members of the former Ogun State governor's party have demanded that he should be arrested and questioned.

Former Ogun State governor, Senator Amosun is being dragged by the court of public opinion over alleged arms stockpiling and collection.

The Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Bashir Makama had said that towards the end of Amosun’s time as governor, he had called him and given him some arms. The weapons are said to be about 1,000 units of AK47 rifles, four million bullets, 1,000 bulletproof vests and an armored personnel carrier (APC).

According to Daily Trust, the Commissioner of Police had said “All he (Amosun) did was to say ‘CP since I am leaving, I have items for the police. And before now in 2012, I gave them 1,000 AK47 rifles and now I have some ammunition, let me give them (ammunition) to you.” He also claimed that the Headquarters of police was aware of the weapons Amosun had delivered to them.

Although Amosun is a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), members of the party have demanded that he should be arrested and questioned.

The Publicity Secretary of APC, Tunde Oladunjoye said in a statement: “With the latest discovery, questions must be asked from the former governor. Let him show the origin and manifest of the arms. Was there any difference between the volume imported and the one handed over to the police? Who has control over the purchase, storage, distributions and use of arms and ammunition between the Inspector General of Police and a state governor?”

He also said that “The handover of such huge arms and ammunition is a confirmation of our pre-election outcry that the state was unsafe and that the governor was stockpiling arms and ammunition.”

Amosun’s media aide, Mr. Rotimi Durojaiye, however, said: “Not a single AK 47 rifle was handed over at the event”. He added that “On 28 May 2019, the last of the APCs, and all other security assets under the custody of Ogun State Government were passed over to the police in full glare of the media and the general public. We believed that was the surest way to prevent these assets from getting into the wrong hands.”

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