Barely three weeks after the loss of life of a 21-year-old apprentice of engineering, Idris Ajibola, by alleged males of the Joint Activity Drive (JTF) in Osogbo, Osun State, the state Police Command is but to arrest the culprits.
Recall that on September 15, 2020, Idris, a pupil of Love and Peace Know-how Coaching Centre, Sagamu, Ogun State, who was a resident of Ofatedo, in Egbedero Native Authorities Space of the state was chased to loss of life by alleged operatives of JTF in Osun, whereas coming back from the Osun Mall, in Osogbo, the state capital.
DAILY POST experiences that the deceased adopted two of his buddies, Raheem Abdullahi and one Dayo to purchase bread on the Mall, the place they met one different Abdulraheem Adekunle, who went to the shop together with his father’s Toyota Corolla automobile with registration quantity KUJ-553LY Abuja.
Idris, who was searching for admission to the next establishment of studying, to check Engineering, was concerned in a deadly accident whereas attempting to flee the operatives alongside three of his buddies.
Certainly one of his uncles, who didn’t wish to be quoted stated “one of many victims, Abdullahi, informed me that they seen the JTF operatives chasing them. He stated in some unspecified time in the future, they pointed weapons at them, however as younger boys, out of worry, they may not wait, because the operatives wished to overhaul the automobile they swerved off the street.”
Offended youths within the space had gone on a rampage and destroyed JTF’s car at Alekuwode space of Osogbo whereas protesting the loss of life of Idris
The Osun Police Command had then vowed to research the case and guarantee justice is served to each wrongdoer.
Nevertheless, the Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on September 16, ordered an intensive investigation into the occasions that led to the loss of life of Idris.
Oyetola, via the Commissioner for Info and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, expressed shock over the incident, and the attendant virulent protest.
In line with the state governor, no person has a proper underneath the legislation to take any life, including that each life issues.
In the identical vein, on Thursday, September 17, a member of Federal Home of Representatives, Hon. Bamidele Salam, representing Ede North, South/Egbedero/ Ejigbo Federal Constituency, gave the Inspector-Basic of Police, Muhammadu Adamu, a seven-day ultimatum to apprehend the safety operatives who allegedly chased Idris to loss of life.
Salam threatened to sue the Nigeria Police for aggravated damages if the power did not parade the perpetrators inside 7 days.
Since then, nothing was heard from the lawmaker relating to the lawsuit, which in keeping with him could be filed on behalf of the household of the deceased.
When contacted via WhatsApp after the expiration of the 7-day ultimatum on September 23, Salam merely responded, “I simply delivered a discover to that impact within the workplace of the IG immediately. Please await my additional briefing. Thanks.”
Efforts to succeed in the spokesperson for Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola on newest growth has not been profitable however she had earlier informed DAILY POST that the well being standing of the state Commissioner for Police, Undie Adie, who was concerned in a motor accident throughout a visit to Ebonyi State has prevented the command from releasing a report on the incident.
In the meantime, the deceased’s elder sister, Rukayat Ajibola, has urged the Inspector-Basic of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Osun State authorities to research the loss of life of her brother.
She implored the federal government to make sure that the matter was not swept underneath the carpet.