…demand justice for the death of a son
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The family of a 21-year-old Idris Ajibola, who died during an alleged chase by men of Joint Task Force in Osogbo on Tuesday, September 15, said that their son was an apprentice of Aluminium fabrication and not an internet fraudster.
The deceased, a resident of Ofatedo, in Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State was said to have followed his friends to Osun Mall to buy bread.
The deceased’s elder sister, Rukayat Ajibola, who spoke with journalists at their residence in Ofatedo said his brother came back from Sagamu in Ogun state last week where he was learning the vocation.
She said they had put beans on fire when he left with two friends to one another friend at the Mall, and on their way back, security officers who were in a JTF vehicle chased them into an accident.
Rukayat called on the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu and the Osun State government to investigate the incident and prosecute those who caused the accident. Sympathizers mourning the deceased also urged the government to fish out the officers who were in the JTF vehicle and punish them accordingly.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Youth Parliament has called on the Federal Government to bring unjust killings of youths to an end in the country.
This was made known in a statement issued by NYP members: Hon. Dr Aderibigbe Costly Abosede (Osun East Senatorial District and Chairman, SDGs Committee for the Youth Parliament), Hon Oladejo Bashiru Aderoju (Osun State Central Senatorial District and Secretary, Committee on Transportation) and Hon Amusat Olajide Yusuf (Osun state West senatorial district/Member, committee on Mineral Resources).
While asking the Police to ensure a thorough investigation into the killing of the youth in Osogbo, NYP demanded that the outcome of the investigation be made public and culprits be brought to justice.