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Amosun, Ammunition And Arms Deal

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Nigeria News takes a look at the former Governor of Ogun State and the arms he returned to the police.

It is quite unfortunate that what matters to us most is being treated with disdain in this country. The news of crime has become so regular that nobody cares again about death but death tolls in this country.

When it happens, we only ask for the number of casualties and how much millions had been carted away by the armed robbers.

The number of casualties is what sells the news and not the escapades of banditry and abduction. The value system has been so eroded that no one cares about the rate of proliferation of arms and ammunition into the country.

In the last few days, the alleged rape case of the COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and the Federal Government’s plan on RUGA settlement for herdsmen have been the main issues for Nigerians on social media platforms.

The story of the Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and an unknown young man over the window side seat in a plane also trended.

It generated a lot of fusses as newsmen fed on this to sell their papers while the story of the former Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun was tucked somewhere inside the national dailies.

Amosun had hidden arms and ammunition in the government house, Oke Mosan during his tenure, according to reports but the police denied receiving 1,000 AK47 rifles and four million ammunition from the former governor.

Last week, the former governor visited the police to submit these weapons and heavens did not fall, an investigation revealed.

Civil Society Group raised questions over this and wanted the police to investigate the former governor for keeping guns and bullets in his custody but the police have refused to do so.

Amosun was daring ahead the last general election in which his anointed governorship candidate, Adekunle Akinlade lost to the present Governor, Dapo Abiodun.

Amosun was hell bent that problem would erupt if Akinlade would not win the election. He beat the drum of war to intimidate the supporters of the All Progressives Congress and nearly scattered the campaign ground of the party, even in the presence of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He gathered arms and ammunition and was ready to kill to impose his stooge on Ogun State residents as governor but in all these Amosun failed.

Surprisingly, the former governor confidently released the arms and ammunition in his custody to the police, yet Nigerians kept mute but yet busy analyzing the alleged rape case at COZA.

Recall that former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki was indicted in the Offa armed robbery. He was invited by the police, perhaps because he was not a member of the APC.

Also, Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West was investigated and prosecuted by the police over illegal possession of firearms and sponsoring of political thugs in Lokoja.

The illegal possession of firearms by politicians in this country points to the fact that most of them are the godfathers of many criminals in the country, including the kidnappers.

The Amosun’s story is a clear indication that politicians harbour arms and ammunition and that the criminal activities of the herdsmen should also be traced to them.

Today, herdsmen carry guns with which they perpetrate crimes. Investigation reveals that these herdsmen are working for most politicians who have invested in animal husbandry. They buy arms and ammunition for the herdsmen. They buy for bandits and political thugs.

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