3rd June, 2023
The embattled Chairman of the disbanded Park Management System in Oyo State, Mukaila Lamidi, popularly known as Auxiliary, has bowed to the will of Governor Seyi Makinde.
Auxiliary, who spoke from his hideout on Saturday, yielded after he was declared wanted by police.
Police had raided Auxiliary’s residence in Ibadan, the state capital, on Tuesday morning and found guns and other dangerous weapons.
78 suspected hoodlums were also arrested at one of his hideouts on Friday.
Following this raid, the Police Command declared him wanted for alleged gun-running, armed robbery, kidnapping, among other criminal offences.
Speaking on a live radio programme on Saturday, Auxillary said he is committed to the peace of the state.
He added that he will abide by the decisions taken by the governor on transport unions.
He denied reports that he ordered his boys to unleash violence a few days ago in Ibadan.
On allegation of gunrunning, Auxiliary said; “When I’m not a fool, how could I have hidden or stockpiled those weapons at my residence?”
He also warned his boys not to foment trouble or engage in any act of violence in Ibadan and other parts of the state.
“No individual, no matter how highly influential he or she is, is bigger than government,” Auxiliary stated.
He reiterated his commitment to comply and cooperate with the reform and integration process of other driver unions into the PMS.
He said “If the new reform doesn’t favour me, I will accept the outcome.”