The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adbulrasheed Akanbi, has demanded security vote from the federal government to end insecurity.
The controversial monarch made this demand in Osogbo on Monday while addressing journalists.
Mr Akanbi said kings should be “empowered to domesticate security at the grassroots which constitutes higher percent of the hideouts for kidnappers. Co-opting monarchs will unavoidably decimate security threat”
“But traditional institution should be given security vote to engage local hunters, vigilante, the Agbekoyas, trusted local Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), among others. In my own capacity, I am trying my utmost best in my domain but the institution I represent deserves security funding to act more”, the king said.
“I know the nooks and crannies of my city. No criminal can survive with illegality here. I have instilled the fear in them and this has decimated atrocities in Iwo. I am ready to do more if empowered by engaging trusted local security details.”