The Ondo State Security Network Agency, often known as “Amotekun Corps,” has set August 1, 2022, as the deadline for some public institutions to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in their facilities.
KEMI FILANI NEWS recalls that over the weekend, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu signed an executive order requiring the installation of CCTV in all public and private organizations.
The state commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, made the deadline known in a press statement issued in Akure, Ondo State capital on Wednesday.
Adeleye said the ultimatum was issued as part of Amotekun’s determination to crack down on acts of terrorism and other criminal activities in the state.
He insisted that the purpose of installing the CCTV cameras was to aid security forces in tracking criminals who have been terrorizing the state for a while.
According to him, providing real-time videos of criminal activity, the action was in keeping with international best practices in intelligence operations.
“Penalties for non-compliance, failure of any of the concerned operators/owners to comply with this directive will attract sanctions.
“The premises shall be closed down indefinitely, and the owners shall be prosecuted.”