Killers of slain Oyo Lawmaker will be caught —Ajimobi assures •Aremu for burial Thursday

From left, Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Honourable Michael Adeyemo and the widow of the slain member of the Assembly, Mrs Bukola Aremu (extreme right), during a condolence visit to the residence of the deceased, in Ibadan, on Monday.

Governor Ajimobi of Oyo State has assured that persons involved in the killing of the slain member of the state House of Assembly, Honourable Gideon Aremu will be apprehended.

Speaking on a visit to family of the deceased lawmaker, on Monday, Ajimobi decried that the incident had blotted the peaceful landscape that the state boasted of in recent years.

While sympathizing with the deceased wife, Mrs Bukola Aremu, and children, Ajimobi assured of the state government’s support for the family.

“It was an untimely and tragic death that has disrupted the otherwise peaceful environment that the state is proud of.”

“You remember that in 2011, we have maintained peace. We have never had political assassinations. Even armed robbery, thuggery and brigandage reduced considerably. This is the first time in our government that we will have such a tragic event, particularly a member of the house of Assembly so callously murdered.”

“We sympathise with the family and promise that not only shall we find the murderers, but we will also ensure that we give the family the necessary support. The children, wife are very young. And by the grace of God, whoever was responsible will be caught,” Ajimobi said.

Meanwhile, the late Aremu will be buried at his home town,  Igboho, Oorelope local government, on Thursday.

The burial will be preceded by a valedictory plenary at the chamber of the house of assembly as well as lying in state.