Just in: Police can’t declare me wanted, says Auxiliary from hideout

The embattled Chairman of the disbanded Park Management System in Oyo State, Mukaila Lamidi, popularly known as Auxillary, on Saturday, told the state Police Command that it was wrong to declare him wanted. The Police said it raided Auxiliary’s hideout in Ibadan, the state capital, on Tuesday morning and found guns and other dangerous weapons that were recovered while 78 suspected hoodlums were also arrested, on Friday. Following this raid, the Police Command declared him wanted for alleged gun-running, armed robbery, kidnapping, among other criminal offences. Meanwhile, Auxiliary has said that he is committed to the peace of the state, stressing that he would abide by the decisions taken by the governor on transport unions. The ex-chairman who was reacting to the allegations of violence allegedly perpetrated by his boys, a few days ago in Ibadan, said from his hideout on a live radio programme that he is a peace-lover, who could not have turned the state into a theatre of war over the dissolution of the PMS by the governor. Also speaking on the position of the state Police that declared him wanted, he insisted that such a declaration was not meant for him, querying, “When I’m not a fool, how could I have hidden or stockpiled those weapons at my residence? ”However, he warned his boys not to foment trouble or engage in any act of violence in Ibadan and other parts of the state, adding that, “No individual, no matter how highly influential he or she is, is bigger than government.”