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Abiodun vows to prosecute killers of monarch

By Victor Gbonegun
26 January 2022   |   4:07 am
The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun has condemned the violent killing of the traditional ruler of Agodo in Ewekoro Council, Oba Ayinde Odetola, assuring that the perpetrators will be prosecuted.

Dapo Abiodun. Photo/FACEBOOK/dabiodunMFR

• Commiserates with late Oba Adetola’s family, Agodo town

The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun has condemned the violent killing of the traditional ruler of Agodo in Ewekoro Council, Oba Ayinde Odetola, assuring that the perpetrators will be prosecuted.
 
Reacting to the incident in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Abiodun said he has directed security agencies to immediately fish out the killers.

Yet-to-be-identified hoodlums assassinated Oba Adetola and three of his aides on Monday.

The governor warned those threatening the peace of the state, stressing that his administration would stop at nothing to deal decisively with the perpetrators by prosecuting them. 

The governor, who described the incident as unfortunate noted that politics, land and chieftaincy matters should not descend into self-help and killings.

He said: “Security of life and property tops our responsibilities as a government and we will not allow people to take laws into their hands,” the governor was quoted as saying.

He also warned that hirelings, parents and guardians should call their wards to order and no plea for clemency will be tolerated for acts of brigandage, murder and illegal conducts.

“To those threatening the peace of our state, we will stop at nothing to fish them out, prosecute them and mete out the full wrath of the law on them. We have zero-tolerance for these ignoble conducts. Politics, land and chieftaincy disputes are no excuses for people to take laws into their hands. All hirelings, parents and guardians should call their wards to order.

“OP-MESA, Joint Internal Security Task Force, Amotekun, vigilantes groups, DSS Police and NSCDC are not mere toothless bulldogs. They are armed and deployed to strike agent provocateurs”, he said.

Abiodun commiserated with the family of the late monarch and residents of Agodo town, assuring that killers would not go unpunished for carrying out that heinous act.