Governor Oyetola has condemned the shooting of journalists by the police, calling it an irresponsible, condemnable, and unacceptable act.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola has condemned the shooting of the Nation’s journalist, Toba Adedeji, and another individual by police officers at Olaiya Junction, Osogbo, on Tuesday.
“Shooting at journalists and unarmed citizen is completely unacceptable, irresponsible and condemnable. The police officers have no justification for this unfortunate and unlawful act,” said the governor in a statement by his media aide Ismail Omipidan. “They could have employed other means rather than resorting to deadly force to disperse the group.”
He explained that it was unfortunate that the sad incident occurred while the citizens were mourning the death of a loved one.
The governor said such an unlawful act by the police could aggravate an already-tensed situation that could break law and order in the state.
Mr Oyetola, therefore, called for a thorough investigation of the incident to ensure that the culprits are dealt with in accordance with the law of the land.
“We must ensure that this kind of sad and barbaric incident does not occur again in our state,” added the Osun governor. “I wish the Nation Newspaper correspondent, Adedeji, and the other citizen whom I learnt are presently receiving treatment at the hospital speedy recovery. I am also calling on residents of Osun to remain calm and not take the law into their own hands.”
The two persons were reportedly shot by cops trying to disperse a group of people. The group had gathered to mourn the death of a person allegedly killed by police in April.