A civil society group, The Peace Ambassadors, has raised alarm over the reported deployment of a policeman, CSP Omoyele Adekunle, who was allegedly fingered in the recent killing in Ede, as Chief Security Officer to Governor Ademola Adeleke of the State of Osun.
The group decried what it described as insensitivity on the path of Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, by deploying Adekunle as Adeleke’s CSO despite the public outrage.
In a statement signed by the Coordinator and Secretary of the group, Alhaji Agbaje Ojo and Chief (Mrs) Janet Arowosola respectively, the group wondered what would be the feeling and fate of the family thrown into mourning by the alleged involvement of Adekunle in the Ede killing.
It would be recalled that in August, 2022, the said policeman allegedly led a police team to an operation that eventually led to the killing of two persons of the same family, including a pregnant woman.
Also, the tactical team being led by Adekunle was disbanded by former Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, following several allegations levelled against members of the squad, the height of which was the incident in Ede.
According to The Peace Ambassadors, “till today, the outcome of the investigation on the killings being handled by the Force CID is yet to be made public and all public outcry on it by the deceased family was jettisioned by police authority.
“In a sane society, Omoyele supposed not be anywhere near Osun State, we wonder if there is an hidden agenda for him by the present administration, hence, the insistence of making him the Governor’s CSO.
“Out of the 36 states in Nigeria, is there no other place to transfer Omoyele to? This is a matter of cheating somebody and showing it to him. Mr. IGP, how do you want the poor family to feel seeing Omoyele with the number one citizen of Osun everyday?
“Do you know how if feels loosing two promising children in a family within the spate of nine hours? Something must be done. We demand that you make public the outcome of that unwarranted killing.
“It is also on record that this same Omoyele was allegedly indicted and summoned by the #ENDSARS Panel over allegations against him by some petitioners.
“We believe that whoever will work with a state governor must be a person of impeccable character, who has no record of human rights abuse and whose life is above reproach.”