Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has ordered the Nigerian Police to immediately launch an investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of a suspected internet fraudster while being chased by the State Joint Task Force in Osogbo.
Protest trailed the incident on Tuesday, as some youths destroyed Police vehicles and dumped the body of the suspect at Government House.
Reacting, the State Governor in statement signed on Wednesday by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, said he was shocked at the tragedy and the disruption that followed the incident.
“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,’ the statement said.