The Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Security, Fatai Owoseni, on Wednesday declared that peace will now reign in Akinyele as those responsible for the dastardly act of rape and killing in communities across the local government area have all been arrested.
Owoseni disclosed this while speaking at a Town Hall session themed tackling insecurity in Akinyele, organised for stakeholders in Akinyele communities by JAMZ 100.1 FM
He stated that all required steps have been taken to ensure the experience of the last one month doesn’t occur again in the area.
According to him, the culprit had led security operatives to all those aiding him including a herbalist, adding that the police will give out details to the public soon
“Even though there is no town where there is no sin but I can assure you as I speak that the perpetrators of the killings in Akinyele have been apprehended.
“As of yesterday the criminals have been apprehended and the Commissioner of Police would possibly hold a press conference today but I can specifically tell you that the person behind it has taken the police to the ritualists and they are now behind the bars,” he said.
Owoseni stated that while the government and security agencies have put in the right mechanism to ensure that such crime does not become a norm in the community, people also have a role to play in ensuring that they secure their environment because security can only be effective when all stakeholders collaborate.
In his welcome address, the General Manager of JAMZ 100.1 FM, Tony Awobode stated that as an organisation domiciled in Ibadan, it is concerned about the security of the area and urged people to give out required information to help security agencies do their work effectively.
Also speaking, the caretaker chairmen of Akinyele West, Taoheed Jimoh Adedigba; Akinyele East, Muyiwa Ogunrinde and Akinyele South, Ahmed Kazeem, thanked the government for its concerted efforts in ensuring that the perpetrators of heinous crimes in the community were arrested.
They further urged members of the society to be security conscious and be vigilant, asking that no one should cover up vices in the society. They also admonished residents to see happenings in the various communities as their problem.
They admonished that people should not leave their children alone in deserted areas, adding that while government has ensured that security of lives and properties is guaranteed, each person should endeavour to play their part in securing the society.