Amosun denies stockpiling arms


After days of criticism, former Ogun state governor, , Ibikunle Amosun has reacted to allegations of arms stockpiling leveled against him  by an online medium, Premium Times.

In a statement issued by his media aide, Rotimi Durojaiye, Amosun claimed that incumbent Governor Dapo Abiodun was the main supplier of some of the Armoured Personnel Carriers he bought in 2012 to combat security challenges in the state.

The ex-governor explained that he handed over the arms to the police on May 28 in order to make a proper account of assets before he left office and to ensure they do not get into the wrong hands.

Amosun, also denied handing over any AK 47 rifle to the police as being insinuated in some quarters.

He however noted that security gadgets including 13 units of Armoured Personnel Carriers, the 1,000 units of AK 47 rifles, two million rounds of ammunition,1,000 units of bullet-proof vests and 500 bullet-proof helmets were purchased by his administration to equip the police.

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