Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State said he learnt that criminals have threatened to go after him, following the anti-crime battle of his government.
Speaking in Abeokuta on Wednesday, Abiodun vows to make life more unbearable for the perpetrators and sponsors of criminal activities in the state.
In January, the governor disclosed the plan of his government to set up a financial crimes agency to deal with internet frauds and illegal financial transactions, especially those having to do with kidnapping, ransom taking and advance fee frauds in the state.
He launched the state joint security outfit, code-named OP-MESA, after which he declared war on kidnappers and fraudsters popularly referred to as Yahoo boys that may want to operate in the state.
The governor added that his government is working with federal agencies and its Oyo State counterpart in the area of security along the borderlines.
Barely two weeks after the launch, Abiodun said the hoodlums are feeling the heat of the newly relaunched security outfit.
He spoke at the “Ogun, Oyo Joint Security Meeting”, bilateral session put together by Ogun and Oyo State Governments to finding solutions to the insecurity challenges in their states.
The governor dared the criminals, saying, “I am waiting for them.”
He said, “After we launched our OP-MESA last week, I understand that they have been working extremely hard, in fact, what I hear is that those criminals are now saying that Dapo Abiodun is making life unbearable for them and that they are going after me, well, let me assure you that I will continue to make life intolerable and unbearable for you and I’m waiting for you.”