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Monarch’s Assassination: Abiodun Vows To Prosecute Perpetrators

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…commiserates with late Oba Adetola’s family, Agodo town
By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday, condemned the violent killing of Oba Ayinde Odetola, the traditional ruler of Agodo in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.
The governor vowed to visit the full wrath of law on the killers of the monarch and three of his aides.
Declaring that his administration would not tolerate breach of peace and harmony being currently enjoyed in the state, Governor Abiodun, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, also directed the security agencies to immediately fish out the killers.
Oba Adetola and three of his workers were assassinated on Monday by yet-to-be-identified hoodlums.
In the statement, Governor Abiodun sent a stern warning to those threatening the peace of the state, stressing the incumbent administration would stop at nothing to deal decisively with the perpetrators by prosecuting and meting out the full wrath of the law on them.
The governor, who described the incident as unfortunate noted that politics, land and chieftaincy matters should not attract descent to self-help and killings.
“Security of lives and property tops our responsibilities as a government and we will not allow people to take laws into their hands,” the governor was quoted as saying.
He also warned that parents and guardians should call their wards to order as no plea for clemency will be tolerated for acts of brigandage, murder and illegal conducts.
“To those threatening the peace of our state, we will stop at nothing to fish them out, prosecute them and mete out the full wrath of the law on them.
“We have zero-tolerance for these ignoble conducts. Politics, land and chieftaincy disputes are no excuses for people to take laws into their hands. All hirelings, parents and guardians should call their wards to order.
“OP-MESA, Joint Internal Security Task Force, Amotekun, vigilantes groups, DSS, Police and NSCDC are not mere toothless bulldogs. They are armed and deployed to strike agent provocateurs”, Abiodun was quoted to have said in the statement.
He commiserated with the family of the late monarch and the residents of Agodo town, assuring them that the killers would not go unpunished for carrying out that heinous act.
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