Seye Fakinlede, Ondo State
Following the recent unrest in Ondo State, the Governor of Ondo State,Gov.,Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, has extended the enforcement of compulsory installation of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) devices in all public places in the state to September 1, 2022.
This was contained in a statement release today and signed by the State’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Richard Olatinde on Tuesday in Akure, the State Capital of Ondo State.
Recall that there was a mass shooting in Owo, a town in Ondo on June 5, 2022 were 40 parishioners were killed at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Owo.
To prevent further occurrence, religious bodies and other public places were ordered to install CCTV in a communique released by the government on June 22,2022 for surveillance of their premises.
With the extension, the government further reiterated that failure to comply with the directives will lead to prosecution.
“With the one month extension, all security agencies in the state shall enforce the Executive Order as from September 1, 2022 . Violators shall be prosecuted in accordance with Section 203 of the Criminal Code (Cap. 37) Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria,” the statement read.