Oyetola hands over recovered loots to owners

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday handed over recovered properties looted across the state to owners.

The Special Adviser on Special Duties who is also the Secretary of the ad-hoc committee on recovery of stolen items, Mr Samson Owoyokun disclosed that looting affected fourteen local governments.

The Nation reports that following the looting spree in Osun State last week Saturday, Oyetola imposed a curfew on the state and while accessing the level of damages caused by hoodlums on Sunday issued a 72-hour amnesty to returned looted properties through traditional rulers and local government chairmen in the state.

The properties were handed over to the owners at the Government House, Oke-Fia, Osogbo by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor who is also the Chairman of Loots Recovery Committee, Prince Abdullah Binuyo.

Binuyo who was represented by the Secretary of the ad-hoc committee on recovery of stolen items, Mr Samson Owoyokun, said, “the looting affected fourteen local governments.”

“The recovered items were dropped by the looters and the committee have been going round to pick them. Some of the owners have identified their properties at the government house, Osogbo, where the recovered loots were deposited.”

Also speaking at the handing over, the Executive Secretary, Osun Health Insurance Scheme, OHIS, Dr Adeniyi Ogini disclosed to journalists that he has identified fifteen per cent of the stolen properties of OHIS.

The management had noted that N77.7 million drugs and office equipment were carted away while N42.3 million drugs and office equipment were damaged by hoodlums.

His words: “About fifteen per cent have been recovered. Though, some of the electronics like flat TV have spoilt. There is a very critical aspect of our properties that have not been recovered. Our server, all our computers (both desktops and laptops). We have not seen anyone of them.

“We are appealing to the residents of the state to quickly notify the law enforcement agents whenever they see anybody trying to sell electronics equipment.”

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