*says no death recorded during Sunday’s attack on his palace by suspected hoodlums.
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi on Monday demanded full scale investigation into circumstances leading to the killing of a protester in Ogbomoso town on Saturday during the EndSARS protest.
Oba Oyewunmi who made the demand in a statement entitled, “UNPROVOKED ATTACK ON OGBOMOSO PALACE: NO DEATH RECORDED” made available to journalists in Ibadan signed by the Principal Secretary to Soun of Ogbomosoland , Mr Toyin Ajamu.
The royal father in the statement also tasked the appropriate authorities to bring the perpetrators of the attack on his palace to book and avert a recurrence”, saying, “we implore appropriate authorities to investigate the sad incident in a bid to bring the perpetrators of the attack to book and avert a recurrence”
“We equally call for the full investigation into circumstances that led to the death of Jimoh Isiaka, an Ogbomoso indigene alongside others injured during the peaceful protest on Saturday, October 10, 2020”
“The attention of the Palace of Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, JP, CON, CFR has been drawn to various false and misleading reports that three protesters were feared dead during an attack on Ogbomoso Palace on Sunday, October 11, 2020. The attack was perpetrated by hoodlums and miscreants, disguised as protesters against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) leading to the wanton destruction of properties and vehicles at the palace. A chief among other palace officials, also sustained injuries”.
The statement added, “we state categorically that despite the needless provocations and ill-treatment meted out to the Royal household during the violent attack on the Palace, the Paramount ruler and his household did not retaliate”.
“Kabiyesi, who was with his Chiefs and subjects including Minister of Youth and Sports Development (an indigene of Ogbomoso), when the hoodlums invaded the palace, advised the palace staff to refrain from attacking the hoodlums. Hence, none of the miscreants and thugs was attacked by the palace household but rather a chief, who was pelted with stones by the hoodlums sustained serious injuries”.
The statement emphasized that the “dead bodies being circulated on social media were brought into the palace by the hoodlums to cause confusion and justify the attack on the palace”, saying,, “the Nonagenarian Paramount ruler is a strong advocate of peace and unity, which is evident in the robust development Ogbomosoland and its environs have witnessed over the forty-seven years of his reign”..It maintained that the ” Kabiyesi, a strong advocate of peace, whose Palace is open to all and sundry, had on Saturday, October 10, 2020, addressed the legitimate protesters, who were on a peaceful protest to the Palace, to be law-abiding and steadfast.”