- Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has sent a warning message to the looters of warehouses in the state
- The governor asked the looters to return what they stole within 12 hours
- Fintiri vowed that the defaulters would be made to face the full wrath of the law
As the looting spree continues in Adamawa and some states of the federation, Governor Ahmadu Umar Fintiri has appealed to the hoodlums to return what they stole from public and private warehouses in the state within 12 hours.
Daily Trust reports that the governor, however, threatened to demolish or revoke the certificate of occupancy of houses where looted properties are kept in the state.
Legit.ng gathered that Fintiri in a special broadcast on Tuesday, October 27, asked looters to return the stolen items to the nearest police stations or traditional rulers’ houses within the state.
The governor vowed that he would sign an executive order for a house-to-house search if the hoodlums fail to comply with his directives, noting that the order would empower the government to destroy or withdraw ownership certificate of houses where looted goods are found.
Fintiri, who described the looters as criminals, disclosed that so far, 155 suspects were in police custody while nine vehicles and 12 tricycles loaded with the loot have been recovered.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that hoodlums in Osun who recently looted state properties in the name of EndSARS protests were given not more than three days to return what they stole.
It was reported that the threat was issued by the state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Sunday, October 25, during his tour around the state to assess the extent of damage done by the miscreants.
Oyetola vowed that the thugs would be made to face the full weight of the law if they fail to do the needful upon the expiration of the grace period.
In a similar report, some hoodlums invaded a warehouse in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where COVID-19 palliatives were stored on Monday, October 26.
The storehouse located in the Gwagwalada area council is owned by the agricultural and rural development secretariat of the FCT's administration.
It was gathered that some bags of rice and other grains were carted away by the thugs who were also joined by passersby.
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