ILOBU Community has raised alarm over the death of one its own reportedly killed after instigation by Babatunde Oyetunji and a Prince of Ifon-Osun, Jide Akinyooye.
The indigene of Ilobu killed was identified as Sodiq of Aganna’s compound in the early hours of Saturday, September 16, 2023.56
In a Press Release signed by the Public Relations Officer, Public Relations Officer, Ilobu-Asake Development Union, Mr. Tairu Babatunde said Akinyooye had earlier issued threat of war to the indigenes of ILOBU over an expanse of land on Friday, September 15, 2023.
“It will not be surprising that less than 24 hours after, Akinyooye and Oyetunji have carried out their threats by killing an innocent Sodiq, who was only doing his farming business at Opapa.
Sodiq was declared missing by his family members on Friday evening after he had left home for the farm on Friday morning. His corpse was found on Saturday morning with bullet injuries on his back. A team of police officers led by the Divisional Police Officer, Ilobu have removed the corpse.
We’re concerned that Akinyooye that has been telling the world that there’s a case at the Appeal court, has resorted to violence, killing and maiming of our people.
We once again call on the security agencies to immediately arrest, investigate and charge Babatunde Oyetunji and Jide Akinyooye for murder of Sodiq who was killed at his prime. This, we believe, will restore the confidence of every Ilobu son and daughter on the security architecture. Our people are now living in panic as we don’t know the next victim of Oyetunji and Akinyooye’s terror.
We also call on Governor Ademola Adeleke to reign in on other belligerent elements in Ifon-Osun to avoid breakdown of law and order.
In the meantime, the President of IDU, Pastor Olufemi Salako is urging every son and daughter of Ilobu to remain calm and peaceful in face of obvious provocation. Ours is a home of hospitality and we shall remain so.”