The Field Commander of Western Security Outfit, codenamed ‘Amotekun, Osun State Command, Comrade Amitolu Shittu has resigned.
This is contained in a statement signed by the corps’ Spokesperson, Mr Yusuf Idowu and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
Comrade Amitolu according to the statement tendered his resignation letter at the office of the Secretary to the State Government.
He appreciates the former Governor of the state, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola for the opportunity given to him to serve the state, just as he also appreciates the DSS, and a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, Mr Segun Olusegun, Journalists, Corps members for their support.
The letter reads in part,”I, Comrade Amitolu Shittu, hereby tender my resignation as the Field Commander, Osun State Security Network Agency & Amotekun Corps today, Friday, 20th January 2023.
As a man of conscience and the eternal grace of Almighty Allah, I give thanks to God for giving me the strength to carry the responsibility of the agency from day one of my appointment as pioneer Director General and the first head of Amotekun in Osun State.
“I will forever be grateful to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, the immediate past Executive Governor of Osun State, for the confidence reposed in me and the unrestricted opportunity to contribute my quota to the security development of Osun state.
“Let it be on record that I served my state courageously, impartially, and diligently, despite operational challenges thrown up by the enemy within the top hierarchy of the Corp due to military intrigues, vainglory and egoism, I never give an excuse and I know posterity will be kind to our contribution.”
“As a man of record, attached with this letter of resignation are selected cases and operations executed by the Corps under my leadership. Furthermore all properties, including operational vehicles in my custody is hereby Annexure and attached to this letter and shall be handed over to the Board Chairman of Amotekun, Brigadier General Ademola Aderibigbe (Rtd)”.