Gov Adeleke Orders Police Investigation Into Ejigbo Killings

Governor Adeleke expressed his condolences to the people of Ejigbo town and directed law enforcement agencies to investigate both the underlying and immediate causes of the incident and ensure that justice is served.

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has instructed an immediate investigation into the killings that occurred in Ejigbo town during the 50th coronation celebration of Oba Omowonuola Oyeyode Oyeyosin, known as the Ogiyan of Ejigbo.

This order was announced in a statement signed by Olawale Rasheed, the spokesperson for Governor Adeleke, and obtained by DAILY POST on Saturday.

Governor Adeleke expressed his condolences to the people of Ejigbo town and directed law enforcement agencies to investigate both the underlying and immediate causes of the incident and ensure that justice is served.

“Mr Governor has called for pre-emptive action by the security agencies to prevent any possible counter-attacks or eruptions of violence in the ancient town following the sad incident,” he said.

The Governor has urged the families of the deceased not to take matters into their own hands. He has also sent a high-powered delegation to Ejigbo to restore calm and continue the investigation.

The delegation includes the Commissioner of Police, the State Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Local Government Affairs, the State Commissioner for Information, and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security.

Governor Adeleke expressed his sadness about the events in Ejigbo and extended his condolences to the families of the deceased. He has ordered an immediate investigation into the killings of Dr. Richard Adeoriokin and his killer.

“I have also instructed the State Police Command to issue guidelines on usage of local guns. Such regulations will enhance safety and protection of the citizens, especially at public functions.”

It has been reported that Richard Idowu, a well-known philanthropist and grassroots mobilizer in Osun, was shot by a local hunter during an event in Ejigbo.

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