By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Governor of Osun State, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola has said the government would begin a house-to-house search of looted government and private properties, saying that there will be no hiding place for looters.
Oyetola, who commended those who had voluntarily returned their loots so far, maintained that there will be no extension of any sort.
Speaking during the inspection of some of the recovered loots deposited at the parking lot of the Government House, Osogbo, he re-emphasized that those who refuse to embrace the offer of the government will face the full wrath of the law.
It will be recalled that some hoodlums, on Saturday, took advantage of the EndSARS protest to burgle and loot both public and private properties in the state. This development prompted the Governor to declare a 72-hour amnesty period for the looters to return the items carted away.
According to him, “I am happy that some of the looters decided to heed the call within the amnesty time to voluntarily return the loots and items that had been stolen.
“For us, this voluntary return of the of loots is a welcome development. The intention is to assist the various owners of these items to have the opportunity of getting their properties and belongings because we believe strongly that it is going to be a big setback for them to have all these properties lost.
“Other people who have not returned what they looted should realize that there are a lot of video clips and video coverage for all the looting that took place in the State. The implication of this is that there is no hidden place for anybody that looted anything in Osun.
“We are not going back after this period. We are going to go from house to house to retrieve the looted items.”