The Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Owoeye, has condemned the killing of Ebenezer Alaro of the All Progressives Congress APC, in Ilesa, on Friday.
The Speaker in a statement by his Media Aide, Kunle Alabi, called on the Nigeria Police, Osun State Command to leave no stone unturned in unravelling the circumstances leading to the murder of the deceased.
Ebenezer Alaro was killed infront of his father’s house at Aromire street in Ilesa.
The deceased was traced home and shot dead after he participated in the early morning rally organised by the Speaker to shore up support for the candidates of APC in the forthcoming February 25th election.
Owoeye therefore called on the Police to investigate the gruesome murder of Alaro with a view to ensuring that those involved are brought to justice.
He stated that such heinous crime if not quickly investigated and perpetrators docked could aggravate an already- tensed situation that could lead to breakdown of law and order in the state before and during the forthcoming elections.
In his words,”It is quite unfortunate that one of our devoted party members was murdered after our rally on Friday, politics shouldn’t be a do-or-die affairs. The young man who was actively involved in the rally was shot in front of his father’s house.
“The Police and other relevant security Agencies must be seen to be alive to their constitutional responsibility of protecting lives of citizens. A quick investigation into the murder will serve as deterrent to people who are hell bent on distrusting the peace of our society.
“The times we are in calls for serious actions by security Agencies so that the already tensed environment doesn’t lead to a situation where citizens will resort to self help and jungle justice.
“It is my believe that the state Commissioner of Police will leave up to his responsibility of not allowing the state to slide into anarchy by urgently seeing to it that culprits in the said murder are brought to book.
“I want to appeal to our people to allow for peace with the hope that Police will in no distant time resolved the case of Ebenezer Alaro’s killing,” the Speaker emphasised.