Agodo murder: Victim family petitions IG over release of suspects
London, Jan. 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The family of a slain young man, Waidi Obidairo of Agodo town in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun State has petitioned the Inspector General of Police over the lackadaisical attitude of police on the case, calling for thorough investigation to bring the culprits to justice.
In the petition dated 6th of December, 2018 from the chamber of Chief Adekunle Funmilayo , their lawyer, the family was surprised that, the perpetrators of the heinous crime were allowed to walk freely while their son lying in the morgue.
According to them, Waidi was violently killed on December 4th, 2018 in Agodo, when the deceased and three others went home for the preparation of a family event, which was to hold on 7th of December, 2018.
The family explained further that, Waidi and others were attacked with cutlasses, gun and charms.
Waidi bodies was recovered the second day by men of the Area Command, Sango-Ota and DPO of I Ogun police division.
The family in the petition mentioned the following people as mastermind of the murder, Ayo Fajobi, Gbeminiyi Sotade, Emmanuel Fajobi, Segun Daisi, Jomoye Adeyemo, Daisi Ajayi, Lateef Aileru, Adewuyi Adeosun, Ayolo Yobo and James.
Others are, Ramoni Saidi, Wasiu Oluwaseun, Niyi Akinjiyan, Femi Sanyaolu, Semiu Sanni, Segun Akinjiyan, Seun Olugbenga and Nurudeen Balogun.
Ironically, the family informed that, some of the suspects led by one Olaoluwa Ayo Fajobi and one James a. K. a Manager were allegedly arrested by the Inspector General of Police Squad, led by CSP Stephen, but were released after intervention of some prominent people in Abeokuta without charging them to court.
The crisis, it was learnt have been on in the town for long time. The family head of the deceased, Alhaji Aladenobi Okuribido was said to have been prevented from being buried for over a year, when he died.
One Gbeminiyi Sotade was said to have spearheaded the scenario then.
Report also has it that, as at the time of writing this report Okuribido, Obidairo families and their siblings could not stay in the town, so also those sympathetic to them.
Also the Oba elect of the town, Oba Olajide Odetola too could not visit the town not to talk of living there.
Efforts made to get the Police spokesperson in Abuja, DCP Jimoh Moshood to react to the allegation against police could not materialise as message sent to his mobile and mail on Thursday morning were not replied as at the time of filling this report.