Ogun Assembly calls for Amotekun after murder of pupil by suspected ritualists

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By Adejoke Adeleye/Ogun

Ogun House of Assembly has called for the deployment of local security, especially, the Amotekun Corps to complement the conventional security agencies to address rising spate of insecurity, especially kidnapping and ritual killings in the State.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Oludaisi Elemide made the suggestion during the plenary on Thursday while responding to the submissions of a member representing Ijebu North-East State Constituency, Oluseun Adesanya on a suspected ritual killing of a pupil.

Adesanya had recalled the unfortunate incident of a pupil in his constituency who was kidnapped and killed during school hours, with some parts of her body mutilated while imploring the State Government to reinforce the existing security network in public schools across the State

The lawmaker added that the pupil was kidnapped around the school premises when she went to ease herself.

Elemide said that the security challenges bedevilling the nation require collective efforts of all residents, as well as efforts of conventional and non-conventional security agencies for solutions.

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He stressed the need for the government to deploy local security who had the understanding of the grassroots to safeguard all public schools for the safety of pupils, especially in primary and secondary schools within the State.

In another development, the State House of Assembly has directed the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as well as the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) to conduct an assessment on all public schools to determine the level of encroachment on their landed properties, to checkmate such illegal acts for the safety of the school pupils.

Speaker Elemide issued the directive in response to the submission of Hon. Ademola Adeniran, who lamented the level of encroachment of the premises of Mayflower School, Ikenne, when he visited the institution recently.

The Speaker noted that how lands belonging to public schools were being encroached on by private developers could result in security breaches in the public schools.

He applauded the old students associations for their efforts at providing complementary infrastructural facilities to aid the security and convenience of the students in some of the schools in the State.

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