Accord calls for investigation into Oyo lawmaker’s murder

The Oyo State chapter of Accord Party has condemned in a very strong term, the gruesome murder of a member of Oyo State House of Assembly representing Oorelope State Constituency, Honourable Gideon Aremu, who was felled by the bullets of assassins last Friday night.

In a release issued and signed by the party’s state publicity secretary, Dr Nureni Adeniran, Accord described the “heinous crime as one too many at this auspicious time in the political history of Oyo State.”

“This dastardly act is unwelcome in the state as we do not bargain for political assassination in the Pacesetter State again. Honourable Aremu was a brilliant lawmaker with a very bright political future, but whose life was wickedly terminated at prime.

“Accord therefore, calls on the security agencies, especially the Commissioner of Police, to swing into action and unravel the mystery behind this killing with a view to bringing the culprits to book and exposing them along with their sponsors so as to serve as deterrent to others.

“On behalf of all members of Accord, we commiserate with the immediate family of the deceased, people of Oorelope State Constituency, the Speaker and members of Oyo State House of Assembly, government and people of Oyo State as well as the entire Political Class in Oyo for the untimely death of a wonderful colleague and compatriot.

“We pray for the repose of the soul of the deceased while we pray that Almighty God should grant all of us the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” the release said.