Oyerinde murder: Oshiomhole gives police fresh deadline


Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole talked tough when his principal secretary was murdered in cold blood. He gave the police fourteen days to fish out the perpetrators of the act. The governor’s stance on the murder dominated the news for a few days.

Now, fourteen days have come and fourteen days have gone but the killers of Mr Olaitan Oyerinde still roam the streets freely. So what does Gov. Oshiomhole do? He extends the deadline.

Oyerinde was murdered on May 4, 2012 by unknown people.

The governor, however, said if the police did not uncover the suspects within the deadline’s extension, his government would resort to taking some steps. “We still reserve the right to take direct actions,” Oshimole said. The governor, however, failed to mention how long the extension is meant to last nor the consequence if this new deadline is not met.

He spoke in Ilorin, Kwara State on Sunday when he paid a condolence visit to the father of his late aide, a retired journalist, AbdulAzeez Oyerinde, and other members of the family.

Oshiomhole said the police had convinced him to some extent of their seriousness in apprehending Oyerinde’s killers, adding that the police last week briefed him on their investigation on the matter which gave him optimism that the killers would indeed be apprehended.

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