Award winning Playwright and Nobel Laurate, Wole Soyinka , has warned Amotekun officers in Ogun State to desist from misusing their positions.
News Mail Nigeria reports that the Human Rights activist said this yesterday while speaking at the inauguration of Ogun State Amotekun Corps on Thursday.
Soyinka said : “Amotekun, we are watching you. If you abuse your uniform, before Ogun strikes you, we would have dealt with you.”
Ogun is the god of iron in the Yoruba pantheon . On same day, Wole Soyinka was made the Super Marshall of Amotekun in Ogun State.
The professor also said the police till now has not reported back to him on the invasion of his home, his house was invaded and sensitive materials were stolen. He said he has decided to do what he called ‘do it yourself’.
He also said the police is too jealous of their uniform, he warned them not to compete with Amotekun because its not a replacement for the police in the state, “this is not a replacement for you, you’re too jealous of your uniform.”
The Governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun, also urged the Amotekun operatives to work within the ambit of the law that the outfit was established on.
“The inauguration of Amotekun in Ogun State is not to create unnecessary competition with other security agencies in Ogun,” the Governor stressed.
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