*says Oyo State not a jungle
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Saturday said the killing of Igangan Mechanised farmer, Dr Fatai Aborode has a political undertone with nothing to do with Fulani herders.
Governor Makinde stated this while featuring on a Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) Radio and Television live interview programme, ” Alaye Gomina”.
The governor said during his visit to the father of the late Mechanised farmer, the father informed him that his son was killed for political reasons in the area and upon the information, he tasked the State Police command to investigate the matter
“When I returned to Ibadan, I called the security agencies and asked them if they heard what I just heard. They said they had interviewed the people. And I asked what did you now do to them? They could not say anything. And I told the Commissioner of Police that those people must be arrested and interrogated”, he said.
The governor added,”just yesterday, they told me that they had arrested the one person and what I heard is that the person said that he would mention everyone of them who was there.”
According to the governor, the father of late Dr Aborode also informed him that “Dr Aborode did not drive himself to the farm (on the day he was killed)”, saying, “he was taken on a bike by somebody. When they were coming back from the farm, those who killed him picked him from the motorcycle and the rider left the motorcycle and came home to seek for help. But there was no single scratch on his body, he was not even pinched.”
“Some persons were also coming from the farm who were also stopped and these ones heard the conversations between Dr Aborode and those who killed him. I asked where are those people and they said they were in Igangan with the person who carried him in the motorcycle.Okay, those who killed him, what language were they (the killers and Aborode) speaking? They said they heard that they spoke in Yoruba”
“Oyo State is not a jungle, we must find a way to get to the root of the matter (Aborode’s killing). I went to Ibarapa and I slept over to know what the situation was. I went to Dr Aborode’s biological father and some of the things we found out were that the death was also caused by failure of intelligence.Everybody said Fulani killed Dr Aborode but when I went to his father, he said what happened had political undertone”.