The Ogun government on Monday refuted reports suggesting that it enlisted the help of Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Sunday Igboho, to combat crimes in the state.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Abdulwaheed Odusile, dismissed the report in a statement issued in Abeokuta hours after Igboho arrived the state.
Mr Odusile said that the report which emanated from an interview granted by Remmy Hazzan, the special adviser on public communication to Governor Dapo Abiodun, was quoted out of context.
“The interview was twisted to achieve sensational effects.
“In the interview, Hazzan had said that the state government, in its usual inclusive approach to governance, would continue to work with all the stakeholders, both within and outside the state to ensure security of lives and property.
“Sadly, however, this statement was disingenuously twisted to mean that the state had invited Mr. Adeyemo (Igboho) to help curb insecurity.
“This is regrettable and totally misleading.
“The Dapo Abiodun-led Administration, since inception, has been known to be inclusive in its approach, collaborating and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders including security issues.
“This has resulted in the achievement of the enviable status and recognition we enjoy as the most secured state in the country.