By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Osun State Government has suspended the 24-hour curfew, effective from Friday, October 23, 2020 till further notice.
The announcement came few hours after the Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola inaugurated the State’s Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality in the State.
In a release signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, on Friday said the suspension was to allow members of the public approach the Panel to make their submissions and to go about their lawful businesses
According to the statement, “After reviewing the situation of the last 48-hour and following the inauguration of the State’s Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, the Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, hereby suspends the 24-hour curfew, effective from today, Friday, October 23, 2020 till further notice.”
The Government commended the residents and citizens of Osun for their show of understanding, cooperation and high level of compliance within the 48 hours during which the curfew lasted.
It equally commended the youths for displaying high sense of maturity in carrying out their protest.
The government, however, warned that it will not hesitate to reinstate the curfew should the need arise.
The statement also expressed government’s commitment to the cause of the youth and the #EndSARS protesters and will take every necessary step to ensure that their demands are met and appealed to them to suspend their protest and engage Government in a dialogue.
It enjoined the citizens and residents to be peaceful and law-abiding as all efforts will be made to protect them and their property.