Senate demands thorough investigation into Professor Elusiyan’s murder

The Senate, on Wednesday, called on the Nigerian Police authorities to carry out a thorough investigation into the killing of Professor Jerome Elusiyan of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife, with a view to apprehending the assailants and bringing them to justice.

The Senate resolution was on the heels of motion by Senator representing Osun East, Senator Francis Fadahunsi.

Relying on order 42 and 52 of the Senate Standing Rules, Senator Francis Fadahunsi, disclosed that Professor Jerome Elusiyan, a professor of Pediatrics and child health; and Chairman, Medical Advisory Council of OAU Teaching Hospital, was murdered over the weekend on his way to Benin at Iruekpen, Esan West local government in Edo State.

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Senator Fadahunsi further revealed that the deceased was murdered on his way back to Benin where he intended to pass the night before moving to Ile-Ife.

He said:” The erudite scholar was killed by unknown gunmen while he was in active service of imparting knowledge to the incoming generation may send fears into others who are in similar activities all over the country and other nationals who may be interested in coming to Nigeria now and in future.

“Till today, the police authority is yet to arrest anyone in connection with this gruesome murder.”

The Senate, which observed a minute silence in honour of the deceased, urged the Federal Government to place a high priority on the safety of Nigerians during and after the festive period.

Meanwhile, the Senate on Wednesday received the report of its Committee on FCT on the 2020 FCT Appropriation Bill, 2019, under consideration by the National investigation

The Committee’s report was laid at the commencement of plenary by the Committee Chairman, Senator Abubakar Kyari (APC, Borno North).

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