by Lekan Olanrewaju
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole, has spoken out over the assassination of his Special Adviser and Principal Secretary, Olaitan Oyerinde. Oyerinde was on Thursday murdered by unknown gunmen in his home in Ugbor GRA, Benin City.
The governor has now reacted to his death, insisting that a “man in his 80’s” was responsible.
“At that meeting, they said they will kill under the guise of armed robbery,” he said on Friday, while addressing supporters protesting the murder of Oyerinde. “They will kidnap some people, many of my personal staff and some of our key leaders to pretend as if they are victims of kidnapping.”
“Why will a man in his 80s preside over the death of young children? Why will an old man who has children, great grandchildren, supervise the killing of young people?” he asked.
“They have killed my son, they have killed my brother, they have killed my people, but they cannot kill my spirit.