Stop Shedding Crocodile Tears Over Ilesa Killings As Your Govt is Hoodlum-Friendly - APC Slams Adeleke

 .... Urges Police To Extend Ajagungbade's Investigation To Governor



Following the police arrest of a notorious political thug, Dauda Olalekan Ajagungbade popularly known as 'Emir' in Osogbo and its environs four days ago, the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has tasked the Inspector-General of Police to extend the tentacle of the investigation  of the alleged crimes perpetrated by the suspect to the state Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke.


The APC noted that its call became necessary because 'Emir' is an ally of the governor.


It would be recalled that the police in Osun State arrested the notorious crime suspect, Ajagungbade, who was a member of Governor Adeleke Transition Committee and currently Head of the state Task Force on Motorparks across the state for allegedly physically assaulting a man  with cutlasses, cudgels, knives  and charms.


The PDP thug who has been on the wanted list of the police since July 2, 2022 for alleged criminal offences including murder, cultism, kidnapping and being in possession of firearms,  was subsequently transferred to the Police Headquarters in Abuja for intensive investigation.


It would be recalled that Olalekan was alleged to have led the killings of five people including one Oyewale Sheriff shortly after the inauguration of Governor Adeleke  and burned one person (Olalekan Waheed) to death in a cruel manner in Osogbo last year.


Emir was also alleged to have led the PDP political thugs to snatch ballot boxes in Boripe, Osogbo and Olorunda  Local Government Council Areas  of the state during the last presidential, governorship, national and state assembly elections.


The notorious PDP thug reported to have caused bodily harm to a lecturer, the Director of Examinations, at the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, was also alleged to have been involved in the killings of more than five people at the recent grand finale of this year's Osun Osogbo festival  and escaped to the convoy of Governor Adeleke when the police attempted his arrest.


The violence which broke down in Ilesa last Sunday and Tuesday where no fewer than four people were killed while a traditional ruler, the Alamo of Aiyegbaju-Ijesa, Oba Abidemi Adeyemi, and others were severely wounded, has also been linked to the daredevil PDP political thug.


It has been observed that  the inauguration of the administration of Governor Adeleke heralded the influx of political hoodlums into the state who have been enjoying executive protection at the Ede country home of the Adelekes from police arrest. They find refuge there to evade arrest.


Observations over time have also shown that the governor, who goes about with the thugs of all shades, showing preference for their presence wherever he may be so much so that he now extends to them political patronage of employments and empowerment.


As a demonstration of  his love and preference for hard guys around him, it is on record that he last week gave a Special Assistant  appointment to one Olagoke Ezekiel popularly known as 'Oba Ezekiel' , a known 'hitman' of a violent cult group in Kwara State.


However, after much pressure and heckling from the disturbed public, Adeleke in a press statement, directed the statutory law enforcement agents to take charge of the security architecture of Ijesaland, saying: *'We will no longer tolerate actions capable of disrupting the peaceful atmosphere in the state.'*


From the above submission of Governor Adeleke, it means his government was all along  deliberately tolerating the actions capable of disrupting the peaceful atmosphere of the state.


The Osun State chapter of the APC nevertheless, consoled the people of Ilesa over the tragic violent attacks by the mentioned two factions of cultists fighting supremacy battle which resulted into fatality of innocent souls in the ancient town.


Having said that, the party chided Governor Adeleke to stop shedding crocodile tears over the tragic incidents, accusing him candidly that he could not wash himself clean over the crises in any part of the state as his administration is thuggery-friendly.


According to the state APC chairman, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued by the party's Director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi, in Osogbo, the state capital today, the Osun State people are not that forgetful not to remember that political deviants were let loose across the state immediately after the inauguration of the Adeleke administration on November 27, 2022.


Lawal asked Governor Adeleke if he has forgotten so soon that the political barbarians who are loyal to him and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) began the unchecked terrorizing and victimization of perceived and real members of the opposition APC and some innocent members of the public right from the Osogbo City  Stadium, the venue of the event.


The APC chairman recalled that Adeleke has made the state a safe haven for political hoodlums to perpetrate their crime as he gives unfettered refuge to some of the criminals who are on the wanted list of the police.


Lawal stated that it is no longer news that some of the dangerous political thugs take refuge in the Ede country home of the Adelekes from where the instant  services of some of them are activated to physically deal with political counterparts  within and without.


The state APC chairman pilloried Adeleke and insisted that he could not feign ignorance of the role played by some of the thugs in the brazen rigging in the governorship election that brought him in in 2022 and the series of elections in 2023 where no fewer than 30 members of the APC were sent to the great beyond by the daredevil PDP savages.


Lawal stated that keen watchers of events in the state would not agree less that Governor Adeleke is a closet patron of violent scoundrels as he has appointed quite a number of them into his government as an expression of his gratitude for helping him thwart the electoral choices of the voters in the elections.


He enjoined the police to intensify their operations in order to get at other political hoodlums who wreck havoc in the state in the name of politics.



e-SIGNED:



*Sooko TAJUDEEN LAWAL,                                   Chairman,                                                                Osun State APC.*

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