Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola has reacted to the killing of a suspected internet fraudster (Yahoo boy) allegedly by the officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Osogbo
It was gathered that the suspected internet fraudster, simply identified as Remi, was pursued alongside three others, leading to an accident on Tuesday evening at an area called East bypass.
The Toyota Corolla with registration number KUJ 553 LY Abuja, conveying the internet fraudster, ran into an electric pole and the car turned over.
Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that while Remi died on the spot, three others who were severely injured were immediately rushed to hospital.
Reacting to the incident in a statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, said the governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, 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 was 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 has 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.”