Ogun CP visits Ijebu-Ode, vows to arrest killers of Iyaloja

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By Abdul Rasaq Ibrahim, Abeokuta
Barely 48 hours after the assignation of the Iyaloja General of Ijebuland, Alhaja Sadiat Elewuju, ‎the Ogun State Police Command has ordered proper investigations into the murder of the market women leader and community leader.The new Commissioner of police in Ogun State, Abdul-Majeed Alli, who visited the scene of the crime and the family of the deceased, promised to arrest the perpetrators of the crime.

He maintained that the way and manner the Iyaloja was killed was most cruel and as such not acceptable, adding that, this had prompted the authorities of the Nigeria Police to order proper investigations into the matter.

Alli revealed that the command had spread the dragnet of investigation network across the state in order to ‎unravel the circumstances that led to the death of the late Iya Elewuju and those behind the act.

The Commissioner of Police, who claimed that the incident was the first acid test for his leadership as the new police boss in the state, enjoined the family members of the deceased to cooperate with the command in it bid to conduct proper investigation innto the incident.

“It is an unfortunate incident that has happened and am here on behalf of the inspector General of Police and the entire police force to commiserate with the family and to assure them of the Nigeria Police Support on the incident”, Alli said.

He assured that necessary machinery including men and materials, that would ensure speedy conclusion of the investigation on the matter would be deployed noting that, in the next few days, the command would record breakthrough on the incident.

“This is to reassure the family and the entire people of the ‎state that our investigation and intelligence network has been spread across the state, very soon, we will make headway. Am assuring you that as soon as those behind the crime are caught, we will let you know”.

On the state of security in Ijebu area, Alli said he the terrain of Ijebuland and entire ogun state is not new to him adding that, having receive an update about crime rate in the state, he has set up some teams, especially in Ijebu to ensure adequate security of lives and property in the area.

Speaking with Journalists on the incident, some siblings of the late Iyaloja General of Ijebuland, Alhaji Gani Sote and Omotolu Lawal described the deceased as an influential personality who pioneered all the markets in Ijebuland.

“The Iyaloja was a good mother to us, she is hospital and accommodating Intact, we  ‎will missed her in so many way”, they said.

They commended the prompt response of the police to the scene of the incident as well as other support from the Area Commander of Ijebu-Ode and his men to the family.


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