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Osun Government House Was Looted By ‘Unknown Men’ After Oyetola Left, Gov Adeleke Is Confused For Accusing Him –Ex-Information Commissioner

December 5, 2022

According to Egbemode, the looting was done by “unknown men.”

Funke Egbemode, information commissioner under the former Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola has said that the newly sworn-in governor of the state, Ademola Adeleke is apparently “confused” for accusing his predecessor of looting the Government House.

According to Egbemode, the looting was done by “unknown men.”

Egbemode, in a statement, blamed the Government House looting on “unknown men”, saying that it was “beyond laughable” to accuse “a man of Oyetola’s pedigree of taking away the Government House cooker.”

Peoples Gazette reports that Egbemode said the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was officially informed of the looting allegedly carried out by the “unknown men.”

The statement read in part, “It is also important to note here that the state commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, was officially informed of the looting of the official residence of Deputy Governor Gboyega Alabi and other quarters within the Government House by ‘unknown men’.

“In a letter with reference number SEC 43T/352, dated November 25, 2022, and signed by A.T. Komolafe, on behalf of the coordinating director, Governor’s Office, the NSCDC was notified of the ongoing looting of government properties in different quarters following the then-Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s departure from the premises.

“Mr Komolafe, in the letter, asked for armed security to stop the looting in the Government House of Okefia GRA.”

She argued that for the matter to have been officially reported to the NSCDC boss in the state, Governor Adeleke’s administration must be “confused” to still accuse his predecessor of the looting.

“So, how exactly is Mr Oyetola guilty of this looting by ‘unknown men’ after he had vacated Government House?” she questioned, adding that the “apparent confusion of this new government keeps deepening with every new step it takes.”

The former commissioner added, “If, as claimed, it has established a review committee for stock-taking, why is it launching a media trial to force its preconceived conclusions down the public’s throat?”

But Governor Adeleke’s spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, has been quoted as saying that his principal had a duty to report what he met on the ground since the “Oyetola administration refused to conduct proper handing over.”

Rasheed, who commended the former commissioner for confirming that there was indeed looting of the Government House, warned her not to “attack the new administration that is cleaning up the mess created by her former boss.”