Oyetola begins house-to-house search for looted items

Gboyega Oyetola Osun

Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has said that security agents will on Thursday begin the house-to-house search for looted items.

Several items belonging to the state and private individuals were looted last week during the violence that followed the #EndSARS protest against police brutality.

Mr Oyetola warned looters to return the items while inspecting some of the recovered loots at the parking lot of the Government House, Osogbo.

Only about 20 per cent of the looted items have been returned, the governor said.

“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,” a statement by his office quoted him as saying.

Oyetola further said: “What they 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.”