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Abiodun vows to arrest killers of slain Ogun monarch, Oba Odetola

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has expressed worry over the killing of the Olu of Agodo in Ewekoro Local Government Area, Oba Ayinde Odetola, on Monday.

Condemning the incident on Tuesday, Abiodun vowed to visit the full wrath of the law on the killers of the monarch and three of his aides.

While saying that his administration would not tolerate breach of peace being currently enjoyed in the state, Abiodun directed security operatives to fish out those who carried out the attack.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Abiodun confirmed that “Oba Adetola and three of his workers were assassinated on Monday by yet-to-be-identified hoodlums.”

In the statement, Abiodun warned those threatening the peace of Ogun, stressing that his government would stop at nothing to deal decisively with the perpetrators.

He lamented that politics, land and chieftaincy matters should not attract descent to self-help and killings.

“Security of lives and property tops our responsibilities as a government and we will not allow people to take laws into their hands.

“We have zero-tolerance for these ignoble conducts. Politics, land and chieftaincy disputes are no excuses for people to take laws into their hands. All hirelings, parents and guardians should call their wards to order.

“OP-MESA, Joint Internal Security Task Force, Amotekun, vigilantes groups, DSS Police and NSCDC are not mere toothless bulldogs. They are armed and deployed to strike agent provocateurs,” he was quoted as saying.

The governor condoled with the family of the late Oba and the residents of Agodo town.

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