Osun Commissioner Of Police Calls For Calm As Residents Riot Over Youth Death

Osun State Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie has urged residents of the state to remain calm and allow peace to reign over the death of a 21-year-old youth identified as Idris Ajibola. The deceased lost his life in an accident on Tuesday evening, after being chased by operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF).

The deceased lost his life in an accident on Tuesday evening, after being chased by operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) who suspected him to be an internet fraudster (YAHOOBOY) on Oba Adesoji Aderemi Eastwest Bypass road in Osogbo.

Three other occupants of the car which were together with the deceased inside the car trailed by the JTF operatives from Osun Mall, Old Fakunle, in Osogbo , Raheem Abdullahi, Abdulsalam Adekunle and Dayo sustained varying degrees of injuries and were receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

Idris, a 21-year-old apprentice of aluminium fabrication lived at Ofatedo. The health status of Abdullahi could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

Some of the aggrieved youths took Idris corpse to the gate Osun Government House, while some others barricaded Dele Yes Sir, Lameco and Ola-Iya roundabout in protest.

The aggrieved youths also resumed to the protest this morning at Dele Yes Sir, dada estate, ido-osun, and Ofatedo area of the state capital.

Addressing journalists in his office, the commissioner of police said that he had set up a team to investigate the matter, assuring residents of the state that anyone found culpable would be brought to book.

He said: “I have set up a strong team to commence investigation on the matter. As I speak to you, that team is already out and we shall get to the root of this.

I want to assure the people of the state that whoever that is identified with the incident will be brought to book, he added.

“I appeal to the youth of the town to have understanding with us and confidence in us that we are not going to disappoint them and we will allow justice to prevail”, he said.

“While we are looking into those involved, either the police were among or not, one thing I want to say is that our men have been professional, this does not mean that we don’t have bad eggs, but we have always been looking out and bring them to book.

But as far I am concerned, bad eggs among us will be dealt with. We don’t condole any act of indiscipline.” he said.

Adegbenro Islamiyat

Adegbenro Islamiyat is a Yoruba Language Communication expert. She has a wide experience in writing news, stories and articles in Yoruba language. She also doubles as a Programme presenter and voice over expert. Message her on adegbenroislamiyat74@gmail.com

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