The Oyo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun, has arrested some unauthorised tailors sewing fake uniforms in the state.
The development was revealed by the Chairman of the Amotekun Corps, Gen. Kunle Togun (retd.) while speaking ‘Fresh 105.9 FM Political Circuit’ on Saturday.
Togun in his statement disclosed that the tailors were apprehended not far from the radio station at Challenge, Ibadan.
According to him, the suspects were investigated and handed over to the police at Yemetu Police Station.
Togun said, “We heard that these people were sewing and selling the fake Amotekun uniform to some people particularly at Lagelu area of Ibadan. We are presently in the area to uncover the truth.”
“Our fear is that if the uniforms get to the wrong hands and they use them to commit crimes, people will believe it is the handiwork of real Amotekun personnel.”
Togun, who recalled how he fired an erring Amotekun officer who killed 21-year-old Tosin Thomas in the Mokola area in the state to set a good example, said, “We are really afraid of this development because bad news spread quickly than good news.”
Recall that Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun on Friday sacked one of its operatives for killing a 21-year-old man in Ibadan.
Naija News reports that the victim, Tosin Thomas, was shot dead at Mokola Roundabout on Wednesday evening when the corps was called to intervene in an armed robbery attack.