Looters in Osun start returning stolen items after governor’s warning

Looters in Osun start returning stolen items after governor’s warning

<p class="">The returned items include generator sets, refrigerators, motorcycles, grinding machines and others.</p>

<h1>Some of those who participated in widespread looting in Osun State last week have started returning the items they took.</h1>

<p class="">Since a warehouse used to store COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution was discovered and looted in Lagos last week, similar discoveries have been made in a handful of other states across the country.</p>

<p class="">Hundreds of people trooped to the Cocoa-Ceramic Industry in Ede, Osun on Friday, October 23, 2020, where palliatives were stored, and <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/angry-youths-storms-covid-19-palliative-warehouse-in-osun-cart-away-food-items/6j12qty" id="55ab6bbe-7882-47cd-9490-ad1436d6e187">made away with numerous items</a>.</p>

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<p class="">Private properties were also hit by mobs, including Tuns Farm, where an employee was killed, and Omoluabi Garment Factory, where at least five employees were injured.</p>

<p class="">State governor, <strong>Gboyega Oyetola</strong>, on Sunday, October 25, gave the looters 72 hours to return the looted items or face the wrath of the law.</p>

<p class="">He promised the looters who observed the 72-hour amnesty would be forgiven.</p>

<p class="">The Osun State Government posted pictures of some of the items that have been returned by looters on Tuesday, October 27.</p>

<p class="">The items included generator sets, refrigerators, motorcycles, grinding machines and others.</p>

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<p class="">The 72-hour ultimatum is set to end on Wednesday, October 28, after which the governor said those who fail to comply will be tracked down and brought to justice.</p>

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