- A report has claimed that former governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun got the federal government's approval to import only 13 armoured vehicles
- The report said that Amosun's alleged acquisition of some arms and ammunition was not covered by the approval given by the government
- However, the former governor has said that the approval was given through the office of the National Security Adviser
There are reports that the alleged federal government approval for the importation of arms and ammunition claimed by former governor of Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun, covered the acquisition of only 13 armoured personnel carriers.
According to Premium Times, the approval given by former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, was for the armoured vehicles to be used in the state.
The former governor had claimed that the vehicles were his contribution to the police in the state to combat insecurity.
However, it was discovered that the governor was in possession of not less than 1000 units of AK 47 rifles, two million rounds of ammunition,1,000 units of bullet proof vests and 500 bulletproof helmets.
Backing his position, Amosun claimed that the approval was given by the federal government under Jonathan through the office of the National Security Adviser.
He went ahead to say that the federal Ministry of Finance also granted import duty exemption certificate through a letter from the then minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy.
He, on Thursday, June 27, claimed that his administration made sufficient provision for the procurement of fire arms to tackle insecurity in the state.
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