Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has directed the state Police Command to conduct a thorough investigation into the killings that occurred over the weekend as a result of a violence that broke out during a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ward meeting in Ede town.
Oyetola condemned the killing of two members of the same family, Abideen Olalekan and his wife Kafayat Olalekan by a police officer over an unresolved argument.
In a statement directing the dissolution of the squad, the Osun Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola explained that the dissolution was due to the many complaints of unprofessional conduct exhibited by men of the squad.
In a statement signed by Ismail Omipidan, his Chief Press Secretary, Oyetola, who condoled with the family members of the deceased, described the murder of the couple as unfortunate and painful.
According to the statement, “From the information made available to me, I understand that the late Abideen and Kafayat were brutally killed allegedly by men in uniform who appeared at the scene where they were not meant to be at that material time. The deceased should not have died under such unfortunate and avoidable circumstances.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Olalekan family at this moment of grief. I pray to God to grant the departed eternal rest and give the bereaved family the fortitude to bear this huge loss.”
Oyetola assured the family members that the perpetrators of the act would face the full wrath of the law, adding that the issue would not be swept under the carpet.
Trouble arose when a serving lawmaker, Kofoworola Babajide, who is the Minority Leader in the Osun Assembly allegedly invited policemen to a PDP ward meeting in the town where Abideen Olalekan was shot.
It was also alleged that his wife, Kafayat Olalekan was also shot on the same day, though at a separate location.
In the aftermath of the double killing, the paternal home of the lawmaker was touched, which resulted in his father missing till date.