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Ogun plans surveillance drones over kidnapping, cultism

By Bukola Olajide
27 July 2023   |   3:11 am
Ogun State government has concluded arrangements to launch surveillance drones to tackle incessant cases of kidnapping and cultism in the state.

Ogun State governor Dapo Abiodun

Ogun State government has concluded arrangements to launch surveillance drones to tackle incessant cases of kidnapping and cultism in the state.

Governor Dapo Abiodun, spoke when he received the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 2, yesterday, comprising Ogun and Lagos states, Ari Mohammed Ali, who paid him a courtesy call in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Abiodun said the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetoku, would perform the launch.

According to him, efforts are being made by his government to flush out kidnappers, cultists, and land grabbers.

Abiodun noted that kidnapping, cultism, and land grabbing are serious security challenges facing the government that must be tackled headlong.

The governor, who solicited the cooperation of the AIG in breaking the backbone of land grabbing, said, when arrested, the culprits prefer being taken to Zone 2 to avoid being prosecuted.

He said: “I want to solicit your support in ensuring that we break the back of this land grabbing. I understand that there are instances where land grabbers are arrested in Ogun State and they are brought to Zone 2 for questioning.

“I expect that they take them straight to the Commissioner of Police first and only if the CP in his wisdom believes that the case should be transferred to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, then it should be transferred to the AIG because what we found out in the past is that they do this to avoid been properly prosecuted.

“They believe they can come to Zone 2 and play some games. When they are left off the hook, they come back again to terrorise the people. Most of the land grabbers are repeat offenders.

“So, I want you to help us to look into this so that we can ensure that the land grabbers do not escape the long hands of the law.”

Abiodun assured of logistics support to the police to enable them to discharge their duties effectively.