The sacked chairman of Oyo State Park Manager System (PMS), Mukaila Lamidi, aka Auxiliary, says the police cannot declare him wanted.
Auxiliary, said on Saturday that the police cannot declare him wanted because Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, was his destiny helper.
Auxiliary further stated that he is committed to peace, adding he would abide by whatever decision the governor takes on transport unions.
Reacting to the allegations of violence allegedly perpetrated by his boys in Ibadan, Auxiliary who spoke on Saturday morning from his hideout on a live radio programme in Ibadan, said, he is a peace-lover, who could not have turned the state to a theatre of war over the dissolution of the PMS by the governor.
On the position of the Oyo State Police that declared him wanted, Auxiliary said, such declaration was not meant for him, adding that: “When I’m not a fool, how could I have hidden or stockpiled those weapons at my residence?”
He, however, warned his boys not to forment trouble or engage in any act of violence in Ibadan and other parts of the state, saying they should desist from such plans.
The former PMS boss added that no individual, no matter how highly influential he or she is, is bigger than government.
He spoke glowingly about Governor Makinde and his ally, Otunba Seye Famojuro, declaring that both are his benefactors.
Auxiliary, however, promised to comply and cooperate with the reform and integration of other driver unions into the PMS, stating that if the new reform doesn’t favour him, he would accept the outcome.
DAILY GIST reported that the Oyo Police Command, on Friday had declared Auxiliary wanted over attempted murder, arms dealing, murder, armed robbery and kidnapping.
The state police command raided his hideout in Ibadan, the state capital, on Tuesday, where guns and other weapons were reportedly recovered while 78 suspected hoodlums were also arrested.
The police said more sophisticated arms and ammunition were recovered at his hideout.
The people of oyo state had complained several times that Auxiliary and his boys have become a pain in the neck, following a series of killings and skirmishes due to rivalry among their members.
Those that are close to the two men said the governor allowed the excesses of Auxiliary because of political exigencies; Makinde, according to them needed him and his boys for his re-election bid against political enemies that may want to thwart his ambition.
But the once blossoming relationship apparently ended after the governor won the 2023 governorship election, and from what people say, does not need the ‘service’ of Auxiliary again.
Besides, the governor’s team was said to have told him that he won the last election purely on his popularity, and not necessarily through help from Auxiliary and his boys.
It’s based on this advice that Makinde was said to have dissolved the Park Management in his second term in office, which apparently did not go down well with Auxiliary, who felt he has been used and dumped.