Switzerland, June 26
Following the revelation about former Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun who reportedly stockpiled arms and ammunition, the All Progressives Congress in Ogun state has demanded that he be brought in for questioning.
Amosun was alleged to have handed over some cache of arms and ammunition to the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, at the twilight of his administration.
The ruling party, the platform which the former governor used to contest the senatorial election in the last election and won, however, blamed him for the action.
In a statement made by the party’s publicity secretary of its caretaker committee in the state, Tunde Oladunjoye, he said that Amosun must answer some questions over the arms he handed over to the police.
“With the latest discovery, questions must be asked from the former governor. Let him show the origin and manifest of the arms.
“Was there any difference between the volume imported and the one handed over to the police? Who has control over the purchase, storage, distributions and use of arms and ammunition between the Inspector-General of Police and a state governor?
“The handover of such huge arms and ammunition is a confirmation of our pre-election outcry that the state was unsafe and that the governor was stockpiling arms and ammunition,” the statement said.
The former governor was said to have surrendered at least four million rounds of ammunition, 1,000 units of AK47 assault rifles, 1,000 units of bulletproof vests and an armoured personnel carrier (APC) which he procured to check the widespread insecurity in his state.
He said that in order to ensure the weapons were not indiscriminately allocated by security agencies, he decided to keep them at the Government House Armoury.