Ogun church killing: Amo­sun pledges to un­mask per­pe­tra­tors

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ke­hinde Akinyemi, Abeokuta

Ogun State Gover­nor Ibikunle Amo­sun has said that govern­ment will do its best to ar­rest killers of fore­most Ije­buIgbo busi­ness­man, Chief Adetola Okun­eye, who was mur­dered Sun­day dur­ing a church ser­vice.

Amo­sun, who made the pledge dur­ing a con­do­lence visit to the fam­ily of the de­ceased in Ijebu-Ode, said the per­pe­tra­tors of the act would not es­cape judg­ment.

“The heinous man­ner with which the life of a good cit­i­zen who in­vested in se­cu­rity was ter­mi­nated is un­called for. I don’t know why men of the un­der­world will ter­mi­nate the life of a man who could not hurt a fly. They even went as far as car­ry­ing out the act in the house of God. This was a man who did his best to en­sure se­cu­rity of lives and property. As a govern­ment, we will do our best to en­sure that the per­pe­tra­tors of this act are brought to jus­tice’’, Amo­sun said.

The gover­nor, who was ac­com­pa­nied by the state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Ike­me­funa Okoye, Di­rec­tor of State Se­cu­rity Ser­vice, Mr. S. Cha­ranchi, and mem­bers of his cab­i­net, con­doled with the Okun­eye fam­ily as well as the Chris­tian com­mu­nity and Ije­bunorth res­i­dents and prayed God to grant the de­ceased eter­nal rest.

Son of the de­ceased, Gbenga Okun­eye and bishop, St John’s Angli­can Church, Oke-Sopein, Ijebu-Igbo, Rt. Rev. Gbe­togo Kuponu in their re­spec­tive re­marks, thanked the gover­nor and se­cu­rity chiefs for their visit and con­cern.

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