Ogun State Police Commissioner (CP) Basir Makama has said that the ammunition he received from ex-governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, was not up to four million as alleged by Premium Times.
He said that though the former Governor said four million, however, when “we counted, we found out it was one million, four hundred and a little fraction”.
He also claimed that he is new in the state and further explained that checks into police records revealed that the said weapons were handed over to the force in 2012, insisting that he didn’t see any weapon during the disarming process, the Nation reports.
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Premium Times had reported that the former Governor returned to the Police Commissioner four million bullets, 1,000 AK47 rifles, 1,000 bulletproof vests and one armoured personnel carrier (APC) he allegedly stockpiled at the Oke Mosan Government House for an extended period of time.
According to the report, Amosun had allegedly confessed to CP Makama on the presence of the firearms and ammunition on May 28, a day before he handed over power to his successor Dapo Abiodun.
He said: “I did not see any weapon. All he gave to the police the day he was disarmed are ammunition, ballistic helmet and body armour. I am new in the state, this is somebody who has been governor for eight years.
“I came in and one day when he was about going, he said CP, I have some materials I want to hand over to you. Even if he didn’t buy them for the police or didn’t hand them over, I have a responsibility to disarm him and that was what I did.
“The ammunition was not up to four million as alleged. The former Governor said four million but when we counted, we found out it was one million, four hundred and a little fraction.
“I found out the 1,000 AK47 rifles were bought for them (police) in 2012. He had given them in 2012. That is the record I have.”
The story has since garnered outrage on social media with many demanding the arrest and prosecution of Amosun, now a Senator representing Ogun Central district at the National Assembly.