Osun State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola has ordered the Nigerian Police to launch an extensive investigation into the circumstances and events that led to the reported death of a person, following an alleged chase of a vehicle by the officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Osogbo, the state capital on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
The government said it was shocked at the tragedy and the disruption that followed the unfortunate incident.
A statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, stated that the governor was deeply disturbed by Tuesday evening’s sad events and had asked the State Command of the Nigerian Police to get to the bottom of the matter.
According to the statement: “The tragic events that reportedly led to the death of one person on Tuesday evening were both sad and shocking and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has ordered a full investigation into the circumstances that led to it all. To the Governor, all lives matter and nobody has a right under our laws to take a life summarily.
“While we appreciate the great job our law enforcement agencies are doing to keep Osun safe, the confusion and disruption to our peaceful state capital on Tuesday needs to be investigated.
“We hereby call on the Osun State Command of the Nigerian Police to launch a comprehensive investigation into this tragedy.”
Meanwhile, the Governor appealed to the families of the deceased and the injured not to take matters into their hands by hurting more people or destroying properties.
“We implore our citizens to trust the Government to get to the bottom of this sad occurrence. Let us all go about our lives peacefully while we await results of the investigation,” the statement said.
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo