Instant previous Governor, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi.
The Oyo State Authorities on Thursday confirmed the restoration of 14 autos taken away by officers within the authorities of the instant previous Governor, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi.
DAILY POST recollects that Governor Seyi Makinde of the state, by way of his Chief of Workers, Mr. Bisi Ilaka, had earlier in June, raised the alarm that many autos belonging to the state authorities have been taken away by the previous Governor and his aides.
Makinde, few days after elevating the alarm, issued two-day ultimatum to the aides of the previous Governor to return the federal government’s property.
DAILY POST, nonetheless, gathered on Thursday, that no fewer than fourteen autos have been retuned to the state authorities by those that served Ajimobi within the final administration.
It was additional learnt that the restoration adopted expiration of the ultimatum given to officers of the final administration by Governor Seyi Makinde. The Chief Press Secretary to Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, confirmed the recovered autos to journalists on Thursday.
Adisa was fast so as to add that 13 of the recovered autos had been vandalised whereas just one was in good situation. He mentioned, a number of the autos have been retrieved from mechanics whereas others have been recovered from some residences, and one deserted near Agodi authorities home.
He mentioned, “Profession officers made telephone calls to some officers in custody of presidency autos, after their telephone numbers have been equipped.
“A few of them responded and gave deal with of areas the place the autos have been recovered. Some have been within the mechanic workshops, others have been tracked with machine and recovered.
“Surprisingly too, one was parked and deserted at a street close to Agodi authorities home the place safety brokers have been alerted. They went there to tow it to the federal government home. 13 of the recovered autos usually are not working as that they had been vandalised come what may.
“They fully ran them down for causes greatest recognized to them. The recovered autos are nonetheless far cry from these taken away as a result of if simply an official made away with 11 autos, you may think about what number of autos are nonetheless of their possession?
“Investigation is still on to ascertain those vehicles bought in the last one year and which are still missing. And there is no record of payment for those either purchased or boarded by the said officials. They can be accused of car theft especially if you are in custody of a vehicle without receipts of purchase.”