Ogun State Governor- Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun has warned destructive elements, criminals and their sponsors to have a rethink before May 29 as the government would not tolerate such activities in the state.
He said that the incoming government would neither accommodate weapons brandishing nor tolerate hooliganism and cultism anywhere in the state.
He pointed out that anyone who engaged in any criminality would incur the full wrought of the law if they failed to embrace the opportunity to repent.
He spoke in Ifo, Ifo Local Government Area after inspecting the constituency offices of the Ogun State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Kunle Oluomo, and that of a House of Representatives member for Ifo/ Ewekoro Federal Constituency, Ibrahim Isiaka, which were set ablaze by hoodlums last Sunday during Akoogun Festival in the town.
The hoodlums also razed five vehicles – three Mercedes 42 seater buses, one Isuzu Luxury bus and a 36-seater coaster bus belonging to Oluomo, and were being used as free school shuttles for pupils and students in Ifo town.
Also, a young man identified as Akeem was reportedly shot dead during the mayhem precipitated by an altercation between some youths and police officers attached to the Zonal Intervention Squad Zone 2, Nigerian Police in Lagos.
Besides, a Police Inspector identified as Sunday Ogundapo was attacked by the hoodlums in Ifo, wounded and narrowly escaped from the claws of death.
Speaking to reporters after visiting the spots of the mayhem as well as the families of the deceased the Ogun State Governor-Elect, Dapo Abiodun described the incidents as unfortunate and regrettable.
Abiodun emphatically stated that the state would not tolerate violence and chaos, adding that his administration would not condone cultism, hooliganism, thuggery and vices of sorts.
Dapo Abiodun charged Ogun State Police Command and the Department of State Security Service (DSS) to ensure that the perpetrators of the heinous crime are made to face full weight of the law.