Osun State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney – General, Mr Niyi Owolade has been warned against playing politics with the arrest and prosecution of Mr Gani Oladiran and his co – travellers being accused of raping a seventeen – year old secondary school girl, Miss Tosin Ajakaiye.
This warning was handed down by a youth group based in the state, Youth Democratic Initiative (YDI) in a communiqué issued at the end of its emergency general meeting held in Osogbo, the state capital and made available to OSUN DEFENDER.
The YDI emergency meeting, according to the communiqué, has become necessary in view of recent development in the state bordering on social security and political development.
The group, as contained in the communiqué, warned that the action of the accused rapists, among whom was included, a man, Gani Oladiran, old enough to be a grand-father to the innocent girl, Tosin Ajakaye, the victim, should not be swept under the carpet like all past cases involving Osun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members.
“Responsible citizens of the country should speak with one voice at this material time to prevail on the ruling – PDP not to venture sweep the rape case under the carpet as it had done on cases involving its members in the past,” the group observed.
While condemning the action of the alleged rapists, the youth group lamented the involvement of Oladiran, a man considered to be old enough to be Tosin’s grandfather in such an inhuman act, the YDI then advised the state ministry of justice to use the accused as scape goats and further serve as deterrent to other would-be rapists.
According to the group, the involvement of an old man in such dastardly act is a reflection of the kind of individuals making up the ruling PDP, which is believed in some quarters to have in its fold a nest of killers.
On the state of security in Osun State, the YDI as a group admonished the state embattled Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola to concentrate his efforts on ensuring safely for lives and properties in the state.
The YDI further reminded the governor on the need to be less extravagant in running the affairs as his days in office become numbered with every passing second.
By KAYODE AGBAJE