The chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagelu Local Government area of Oyo State, Architect Hassan Olawale Giwa has called for a collaborative effort to put an end to the killings that is now rampant in Akinyele Local Government.
The Founder of a Non-governmental Organization, Hassan Olawale Giwa (HOG) Foundation also charged political, religious, traditional leaders and other relevant stakeholders in the zone to look beyond political and religious sentiments to tackle high rate of insecurity and return peace to Akinyele and other adjoining communities.
Hassan Giwa gave the charge in a press statement released from his foundation office in Iwo-Road on Wednesday, 19th August, 2020.
“I want to emphasize that no security agency could record any significant success without the support of the people in the state. It is the people who are giving the police necessary information to carry out their constitutional responsibilities successfully.
“I want to use this opportunity to commend Oyo State government for the support given to the security outfits in the state in terms of provision of vehicles for them to discharge their duties accordingly. I also want to appeal to the police to justify the efforts of the state government to in turns provide adequate security for the safety of lives and properties of the people in the state.
“I also want to join other well-meaning individuals in the state and beyond to demand thorough investigation on how the suspected killer, Sunday Shodipe was escaped from the police custody. As a citizen of Oyo State and constituent of Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency, I want to solicit the support of the entire people in Akinyele Local Government and environments irrespective of political and religious affiliation to join hands with security personnel to re-arrest the suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe and others who have been terrorizing the area for the past four months.
“I also want to reiterate that issue of security is not a burden of either government or security agencies alone, it is a burden that must be jointly shoulder by all and sundry in the state. Let us all join hands to protect ourselves.
“To the good people of Akinyele Local Government, I want to appeal to you that two wrongs can never make a right, be vigilance, give out information that will aid re-arrest of the culprit and his cohorts to the police and finally please, avoid jungle justice, don’t take laws into your hands,” Giwa said.
The HOG Foundation founder, thereby, expressed condolences to the families of the victims, assuring that Oyo State government and the police will bring the culprit and his sponsors to book and they will face the wrath of the law.