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Gov. Abiodun Inaugurates Amotekun, Makes Soyinka Super Marshal of Corps

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated Ogun State Security network Agency code named Operation Amotekun.

Inaugurating the outfit at the Arcade Ground, Oke Mosan Abeokuta, Governor Abiodun urged the operatives of Amotekun to carry out their duties within the ambit of relevant laws.

Governor Dapo Abiodun said his administration was expecting superlative performance of duties from the operatives of Amotekun, and urged them to diligently add value to the security machinery of the state. 

He said that Amotekun operatives were also subject to the law, and urged them to allow the rule of law be their watchword and respect the rights of the people.

While pointing out that inauguration of Amotekun was not to create unnecessary competition with other security agencies in the state, the Governor said many initiatives were being put together to stem the tide of kidnapping and all forms of crimes and  criminality in the state. 

In a goodwill message, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Ajogun said police and other security agencies in the state would collaborate with Amotekun in the area of information sharing towards curbing crime. 

Also, Professor Wole Soyinka who was decorated at the event as Super Marshal of Amotekun expressed optimism that the Amotekun corps would complement the efforts of other security agencies in providing adequate security across the state, while advising the operatives not to abuse their uniforms.

In a remark, the State Commandant of Amotekun, Mr David Akinremi commended the state governor for giving them the opportunity to serve and providing necessary logistics for the smooth operations of the outfit. 

Mr Akinremi gave the assurance that the operatives would be committed to fighting crime in all parts of the state. 

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