The Ondo State Government is offering a monetary reward of N50,000 to residents who provide information that leads to the capture of kidnappers or other criminals operating within the state.
This was disclosed by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju.
According to her, the development was to further encourage citizens to give useful and timely information about criminal activities in any part of the State.
“From now on, anyone who reports a crime and we follow the trail, and it leads to a successful prosecution of the criminal, that person will be offered a reward of fifty thousand naira.
“We want people in Ondo state to say something when they see something. We want our people to be proactive in the area of security to rid Ondo State of criminals, bandits and terrorists”, she said
The Commissioner also added that the Council acknowledged the appreciation and commendation from the residents which followed the good initiative of the government to have a toll-free line(0800-555-5555). A
She called for timely reportage of criminal activities, saying the government would protect anybody who reports or gives useful information about criminal activities in his area.