Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has warned landlord against habouring criminals as the houses will be demolished. He therefore asked landlords and property owners to scrutinize their tenants before admitting them.
Abiodun sounded this note of warning today, August 5 at the governor’s office, Abeokuta, while addressing pressmen on the recent abduction of five people, including a Redeemed Christian Church of God Deaconess, along Lagos – Ijebu Ode axis of the state.
The governor emphasized: “any landlord or property owner caught harbouring criminals will not only be arrested, but such property would also be demolished.”
He said that the state government would soon launch the security trust fund, with a bill before the state House of Assembly where there will be stiff penalty for criminals.
The governor said that as part of efforts to cordon off the state corridors of any form of criminality, he had instructed that 25 metres of the state’s roads along Sagamu-Benin-Lagos Highway should be cleared.
“Let me warn that landlords and property owners harbouring criminals in the state will be arrested and prosecuted, and such property will be demolished.
“Let me state in clear terms that, no part of Ogun State will be a safe haven for criminals. We shall smoke them out and arrest them.
“Those criminals are not ghosts, they’re not spirits. They live within us and we must strive to fish them out. We are committed to creating a conducive environment for public private partnership investment and we will not allow anybody to threaten the peaceful coexistence of the state.”