Lawmaker’s Murder: Gov Ajimobi seeks information

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Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

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Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has appealed to members of the public with information on the murder of a member of the State House of Assembly, Gideon Aremu, to come forward and assist the security agents apprehend the perpetrators.

Aremu, representing Oorelope Constituency, was killed Friday night at his residence, Alakia in Ibadan by gunmen who arrived on a motorcycle.

The governor appealed to members of the public to volunteer information to security agents to aid investigation and prompt arrest of those behind the dastardly act.

In a statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson, Yomi Layinka, Governor Ajimobi expressed shock at the gruesome murder of the lawmaker.

Ajimobi described the death of the lawmaker in the hands of suspected assassins at a relatively young age as not only tragic but condemnable.

He ordered all the relevant security agencies, the police, operatives of the Department of State Services and the army to ensure that the masterminds were apprehended.

He vowed that those remotely and directly connected with the heinous crime would face the full weight of the law.

“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,” he added.

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Source:: PM Newspaper