The Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun, on Monday ordered the arrest of any landlord whose building is used as hideouts by kidnappers. He also the building used for such criminal act must be demolished, while the land in question would be seized by the government
He disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Monday after a security meeting held with the state Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama; and the state’s Director of Department of State Services, David Tuska, at Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Speaking on the state of kidnapping in the state, the governor lamented the recent three cases of 11 people on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and Sagamu-Ore-Benin Expressway respectively.
The governor said it was resolved at the security meeting that any landlord whose house is used for the heinous act would be arrested and prosecuted, while the building will be demolished and the land ceded to government.
He also said that he has given an order that 25 meters on each side of the road between Sagamu and Ore be cleared.
According to him, the bush clearing would stop kidnappers from jumping from the forest to the road to kidnap travellers.