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Muhammed Adamu

Muhammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police has been given a 7-day ultimatum to immediately probe the alleged killing of a youth, Idris Ajibola, by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Osun.

Bamidele Salam, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker, representing Egbedore, Ejigbo, Ede North and South Federal Constituency, gave the ultimatum at a news conference on Thursday in Osogbo.

The lawmaker, who described Ajibola’s killing as barbaric, said it was disheartening that 48 hours after the killing, the police had not made any arrest to that effect.

Salam gave the IG seven days to fish out those involved in the incident or be ready to face legal action.

According to him, the deceased would have clocked 21 years of age on Oct.1 before he was allegedly killed by the police.

Bamidele said the allegation by the police that the deceased and his friends were internet fraudsters were not tenable.

“The deceased is from a humble family whose mother is a farmer and the father an artisan, living in a very humble apartment in Ofatedo.

“The late Ajibola just finished his secondary school and enrolled in technology training school before he was murdered by the police over an allegation that he was a fraudster, popularly known as “Yahoo boy”.

“The incident happened 48 hours ago and up till now, there is no arrest except setting up of an investigation panel.

“We have to prick the conscience of the society and police must do the needful.

“If we don’t speak now, I am afraid, the case might be swept under the carpet but if he was the son of a minister or governor, I know I-G might have responded.

“I am hereby giving the I-G seven days to apprehend the perpetrators and to pay damages to the victim’s family, whose hope had been truncated.

“If the IG failed to apprehend the police officers involved in the incident, I will institute legal action against the Nigeria Police,” Bamidele said.

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