Assassination: Ajimobi orders security agencies to fish out killers of Oyo lawmaker


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Saturday ordered security agencies in Oyo State to arrest “any and every one connected with the assassination of the Chairman Oyo State House of Assembly’s Committee on Information, Public Relations and Security, Hon Gideon Aremu who was shot dead Friday night by unjdentified gunmen.
The governor handed down the order in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by his Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, Mr Yomi Layinka.
Governor Ajimobi vowed to get to the bottom of the circumstances surrounding the killing of the lawmaker and ensure “appropriate sanctions for both the plotters and executors of the suspect murder, no matter how highly placed”.
While expressing “shock and consternation over last night’s (Friday)suspected assassination of Honorable Gideon Aremu at his Alakia residence in Ibadan”, Governor Ajimobi said the “death of the honourable member of the Oyo House of Assembly in the hands of suspected assassins at a relatively tender age is not only tragic but condemnable”.
“As Chief Security Officer of the state, the governor has indicated his personal interest in getting to the bottom of the plot as well as in ensuring appropriate sanctions for both the plotters and executors of the suspect murder, no matter how highly placed”.
Mr Layinka added in the statement that “as soon as news of the sad event filtered into the knowledge of the governor last night, the Governor immediately got into contact with heads of all relevant security agencies including the police, state security services and the army to ensure that any and every one connected with the dastardly act is promptly apprehended and made to face the full weight of the judicial consequences of such sins against humanity”.
“The security chiefs have consequently thrown their dragnets wide open to immediately investigate, arrest and prosecute all the antisocial elements who connived to snuff out the promising life of such a compatriot and public officer”.
He stressed that the governor while commiserating with the wife, children and family of Honorable assured the family and the people of Orelope State Constituency “that justice will not only be seen to be done but will be done swiftly and thoroughly to ensure the repose of the soul of the good and committed patriot”.


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