A middle aged man suspected of making fake Amotekun uniforms for purchase by interested members of the public has been arrested by the Oyo State Security Network Agency, code name ‘Operation Amotekun’ in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The commandant of the security outfit, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), who made this known on Saturday, clarified the suspect was arrested around Challenge area of the state and have been handed over to the police at Yemetu Police Station for further investigation.
His words: "We heard these people were sowing and selling the fake Amotekun uniform to some people particularly at Lagelu area and we are presently at 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’s handiwork of real Amotekun personnel, we are really afraid of this development because bad news spread quickly than good newshe stated.
Olayanju however urged people of the state to cooperate with the security outfit by providing useful and timely information, adding measures have been put in place to check the excesses of the corps in such a way that members of the corps found to have committed whatever wrong in discharging his duties can be dealt with fairly and without delay.