The Ondo State Government has offered a reward of 50,000 naira (N50,000) to anyone who comes forward with information about incidences that result in the capture of kidnappers or other criminals in the state.
The decision was made to enhance security in the state and to encourage residents to provide useful and timely information about criminal activities in any part of the state, according to Mrs. Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, commissioner for information and orientation in the state, who made the announcement following a weekly state executive council meeting in Akure on Wednesday, August 17.
“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.
“The toll-free line is 0800-555-5555. Anybody can call to give security tips and report any criminal activities in his or her area.”