By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
The Oyo state government and the States Police Command have vowed to work harmoniously to ensure the arrest of killers of a seven months old pregnant woman, Azeezat Shomuyiwa and the 18-year-old University of Ibadan undergraduate, Barakat Bello, who was raped and killed in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state.
The Special Adviser to the Governor Makinde on Security Matters, Fatai Owoseni, a retired Commissioner of Police and the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Enwonu Nwachukwu made the vow while paying condolence visit to the families of Barakat Bello and Azezat Shomuyiwa in Ibadan on Friday.
The duo were unanimous in condemning the incidents, noting that the security agencies would soon fish out the perpetrators.
Barely three days after young Barakat Bello was reportedly killed at Kara Area in Akinyele local government, another incident occurred in Ijefun near L. Adisa Quarry off Moniya-Oyo road where seven months old pregnant woman Shomuyiwa was killed by unidentified persons.
The Special Adviser and the Commissioner of Police were told by members of the community that the late Shomuyiwa was hit with a big stone while inside her room.
Residents also stated that the woman had returned from Kano in February where her husband, Mr. Dikrulai had just secured employment after completing his NYSC programme.
The commissioner of police, Nwachukwu and the Adviser, assured families of the deceased that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.
The trio of CP Nwachukwu and Retired Compol Fatai Owoseni as well as Executive Assistant to Governor on Security, Sunday Odukoya(rtd) also visited Akinyele town where 18-year old Barakat Bello was reportedly killed by unknown Persons on Monday Monday.
They urged residents of the two communities to be security-conscious and report any suspicious or suspected movement to the police for safety of lives and property.