It’s no news that the just inaugurated Western Security Network (AMOTEKUN) are already living in excesses or perhaps exhibiting the abnormalities of their inefficiencies almost immediately after they were legally spurred into action in the Oyo State Area of the South West.
A 400level student of University of Ibadan affiliated with Federal College of Education, Oyo(special); GBADEBO AKOLADE was shot dead by a member of the Amotekun corps last Thursday. The silence of the State Government and most prominent news agencies has made it seem like there is more to the irresponsibility of the culprit Officer than we can tell.
For this reason and in solidarity of our colleague who is the victim of this brutality, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS Joint Campus Committee, OYO State Chapter Excos ably led by the Chairman of the Association in person of Com. OPAKUNLE OLUWAFUNMIBI MAYOWA visited the State CID at Iyaganku as a form of consultation on Monday 21/12/20. After the visit, to ascertain the truth of the incidence, the Executives went further to make on spot assessment of the situation at Oyo Town where the incident happened, to make interviews, only to be bewildered that the Amotekun corps had threatened the occupants of the area not to relate whatever information to anyone as regards the incident.
To aggravate this excesses of the Amotekun Corps, they still meted out the same treatment to the NANS Executives that went visiting, alongside the Student Union President of the deceased student; Com. Radolee, some students of SPED and the Student Union President of University of Ibadan; Com. Akeju Olusegun, as they were all harrassed and attacked with guns, cutlasses and charms.
The Amotekun Corps are definitely not following due process and are not in anyway any form of restructured security operatives as we supposed but some new set of criminals under the disguise of the law to oppress innocent occupants of the State, and likely to spread to every areas they are or will be incorporated into.
We therefore urge the Oyo State Government which concerns us as Oyo Axis of the NANS JCC to ensure justice on this particular case and also conduct necessary orientation and training for this set of supposed security operatives, else security of the state will only be a charade of the intended.