Sunday, July 3, 2016 10:12 am
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State yesterday expressed rude shock and consternation over the gruesome murder of a member of the State House of Assembly representing Oorelope Constituency, Gideon Aremu, at his Alakia residence in Ibadan.
According to a statement from his spokesperson, Yomi Layinka, the governor described the death of the lawmaker in the hands of suspected assassins at a relatively young age as not only tragic but condemnable.
The governor has ordered all the relevant security agencies majorly: police, members of Department of State Services, and the army to ensure that the masterminds were apprehended vowing that those remotely and directly connected with the heinous crime would face the full weight of the judicial consequences.
Ajimobi said that the security chiefs had consequently thrown their dragnets wide open to arrest and prosecute all the antisocial elements who connived to snuff out the promising life of such a compatriot and public officer.
The governor appealed to members of the public to volunteer information to security agencies about suspicious movements within their communities to aid investigation and prompt arrest of those behind the dastardly act.
He added, “I commiserate with the wife, children and family of Honorable Gideon Aremu who was a ranking member of the Oyo State House of Assembly. May the Almighty repose the soul of this gentleman and committed patriot. I want to assure the family and all the people of Oorelope State Constituency that justice will not only be done, but will be seen to be done swiftly and thoroughly to reassure citizens of Oyo State of our devotion to the protection of lives and property. I want to reiterate our administration’s commitment to sustaining the hard-won peace and security that the people of Oyo State currently enjoy and let me again warn individuals and groups not to test our resolve in this direction”.