Osun to Conduct House-to-House Search for Looted Items


Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has said there will be house-to-house search for stolen items in the state once the 72 hour ultimatum given to looters expires.

Oyetola made this known while inspecting some of the recovered loots deposited at the parking lot of the Government House, Osogbo.

The governor warned looters who are still in possession of such items to return them before Wednesday midnight when the amnesty will expire, noting that there will be no extension.

Hoodlums had of recent looted COVID-19 palliatives as well as private and public items in the state.

According to a statement from the governor’s office, Oyetola stressed that those who refused to embrace the offer of the government would face the full wrath of the law.

“For us, this voluntary return of the of loots is a welcome development. The intention is to assist the various owners of these items to have the opportunity of getting their properties and belongings because we believe strongly that it is going to be a big setback for them to have all these properties lost,” Oyetola said.

He added; “What they (looters) should realise is that, there are a lot of video clips and video coverage for all the looting that took place in the state. The implication of this is that there is no hidden place for anybody that looted anything in Osun.

“So, it is in their interest to voluntarily return all the items or face the wrath of the law after the expiration of the 72hours. We are not going back after this period. We are going to go from house to house to retrieve the looted items.”