By Henry Odeh
The Aare Musulumi of Yoruba land, Edo and Delta States, Alhaji Daud Makanjuola Akinola, on Sunday, charged the new Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, not to allow another killing of innocent citizens occur, before the killers of those who have been killed recently are arrested.
Akinola gave this charge when he led the Aare Musulumi in council to pay condolence visits to the families of Barakat Bello, an 18-year old teenager who was killed by some unknown gunmen and Grace Oshiagwu, a 21-year old lady who was killed yesterday.
It was gathered that no fewer than three ladies have been killed by yet-to-be-identified persons suspected to be rapists-cum-ritualists in the last two weeks in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Grace Oshiagwu was allegedly raped and murdered at Idi-Ori, Sasa-Ojoo in Akinyele Local Government Area on Saturday.
It’ll be recalled that the incident is coming barely two weeks after the death of Barakat Bello, who was recently raped and murdered in Ibadan. Azeezat Shomuyiwa, another lady was also murdered by unknown assailants in the same local government area of the state.
But, Akinola while reacting, urged the Police Commissioner not to allow further killings occur in the state, before the perpetrators of the previous crimes are arrested.
Akinola, who was accompanied by The Aare Musulumi Of Akinyele LG; Alhaji Akintoye Akinleye, The Vice-chairman Of Muslim Community of Oyo State & National President Of Fathi-Quareeb Society, Alh Ademola Adeniji (Esq), The Vice Chairman, Muslim Wing Of Oyo State Pilgrims Board, Dr Ibrahim Adebolu, Elder Segun Adeleke and other dignitaries to console with the families of the murdered girls, noted that residents of the state and the entire South West part of the country are currently in fear due to the recent killings, also charged Oyo state government under Engineer Seyi Makinde not to toy with security issues.
He said, “We are concerned citizens of Oyo State, what is going on now is a big concern to all of us. These are young girls. We are just coming from the residence of these young girls who have been killed. They were raped and killed. Before, what we are hearing is kidnapping, what is going on now is that nobody is feeling safe now.
“Those people are not coming for material things.
They raped and killed them. We are appealing to the government to make our environment safe for the masses. We went to these places and for the same thing. We are appealing to the state government to put more efforts on security matter.