Insecurity: 400 Newly Recruited Amotekun Operatives Begin Training In Ondo
The newly recruited officers of the Ondo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun Corps have been charged to further uplift the agency show deeper commitment towards ending crimes in the state.
The state Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, gave the charge during the training and resumption on Camp of the 400 third batch (BRT 003) men and officers held at the Government Technical College in Owo.
He urged them to be good Ambassadors of the state wherever they are posted, saying they won’t regret the journey they have begun.
According to him, “Your predecessors didn’t regret this, you also will not, you will do everything with ease.
“There’s no Amotekun officer that doesn’t receive his or her salary before the end of the month or goes hungry for being on a night duty.
“The Akeredolu-led administration has been passionate to us. our Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu treats us as if we are his biological children and someone who does that for us shouldn’t be disappointed at us.
” You have the mandate to uplift Amotekun. I remember when we first started, we caught 100 thieves and by then, we hardly prosecute.
” We had no power then to take anyone to court, but today, we do that directly, there’s nothing like bail, anyone that commits a crime will face the wrath of the law”, he said.
Speaking further, the Amotekun Commander stated, that their training and retraining is a continuous process.
“This orientation and training you want to embark on now, I won’t tell you how long it will take, when I tell you to submit your phones and I mistakenly see it with you, you are in for it.
“Hold your phone for the next three days, call your wives and children, tell them you want to do some works, they should endure for the next one month.
” So when next you have get the order to use your phone, then you can, keep to the rules of the corps as directed by your leaders.
“lt’s not about punishment, it’s for you to know that it’s for our own benefit. The moment we have CCTV installed all over public places, it will give consciousness to the criminals that they will be noticed, identified, seen and this will deter a lot of them.
“So, I want to appeal to members of the public that despite the harsh economic situation of the country, they should strive to adhere strictly to the deadline as given by the government that all public places must have CCTV installed and these CCTV must be functional, so that security agencies demands for it as the need arises, they will be able to give the recordings to them.
” it is our sincere hope that you will obey all the rules and regulations of the camp and at the end of the day, you will come out as a vibrant and gallant officers of the corps.
“You see the Man ‘O War, vigilante, hunters association you belong to before is a voluntary organization, by the time you come out of this place, you become a government official and you must strictly adhere to your vote of allegiance, I wish you the best, God bless you”,he prayed
Also, Chairman of Owo local government, Mr Samuel Adedeji, congratulated the new officers, praying that God’s protection will never leave them as they carry out the assignment of securing the state.