Crisis Hits South-West’s Security Outfit, Amotekun Over N29million Fraud

There is disaster within the Osun State chapter of the South-West’s safety community, popularly often called Amotekun, over the mismanagement of over N29million given to the outfit.

Already, the native hunters within the state had pulled out of the safety outfit, alleging monetary impropriety.

Crisis Hits South-West’s Security Outfit, Amotekun Over N29million Fraud 2

Nurein Hammed, the state Coordinator of the hunters, below the umbrella of the Hunters Group of Nigeria, addressed newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday.

According to Vanguard, Hammed mentioned its members collectively agreed they had been short-changed to the tune of N29million by the Osun Amotekun’s management throughout and after final 12 months’s lockdown within the state.

While demanding for the excellent steadiness, he mentioned the group was dedicated to making sure sufficient safety of lives and property of the state, however couldn’t function below the current management of Amotekun within the state.

 “We are unequivocally committed to working with other security agencies to protect the state against criminals. We swore on oath to do that but we cannot work with Amotekun to achieve those objectives.

“During the lockdown that was necessitated by Covid-19 pandemic and the EndSARS protest, we mounted several border patrol, as well as maintain peace across the state.

“Eventually, the state government released N44million to pay our personnel for the services as Amotekun ad hoc staff. But we only got N15million. The then leader is still within the present leadership and we cannot trust the leadership to work towards the same objective with us because they are not under traditional oath as us,” he mentioned.

Efforts to get a response of Amotekun Corps Commandant within the state, Brigadier-General Bashir Adewinmbi, proved abortive.

He neither picked calls to his telephone line nor responded to a textual content message despatched to him on the incident.

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Crisis Hits South-West’s Security Outfit, Amotekun Over N29million Fraud

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