Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has despatched a robust warning to the newly inaugurated Amotekun operatives in Ogun State, asking them to not have interaction in brutality or harassment of harmless folks.
The playwright didn’t mince phrases when he stated that Ogun, the god of iron, will strike any operative who abuses his uniform whereas discharging his duties.
Soyinka stated, “Amotekun, we’re watching you. If you happen to abuse your uniform, earlier than Ogun strikes you, we’d have handled you.”
DAILY POST studies that the Ogun State Amotekun Corps was inaugurated Thursday by Governor Dapo Abiodun, who additionally embellished the Professor because the Tremendous Marshall of the safety outfit within the state.
Addressing the gathering, Soyinka expressed dissatisfaction that the police had not been capable of give him a suggestions on those that he claimed invaded his residence and carted away very delicate supplies, including that he had since resorted to what he termed ‘do it your self’.
He warned the police and different safety brokers to not have interaction in any competitors with the Amotekun corps in Ogun, saying “this isn’t a substitute for you, you’re too jealous of your uniform.”
He urged them to welcome the brand new safety community into their ranks and permit its operatives to enrich their efforts in securing the state.
Additionally in his phrases, Abiodun warned that Amotekun ought to function inside the ambit of the legislation that established it and shouldn’t be concerned in unhealthy rivalry with different safety businesses.
“The inauguration of Amotekun in Ogun State is to not create pointless competitors with different safety businesses in Ogun,” Abiodun careworn.