The outgoing governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has denied the release of the suspected killer of Olatoye Temitope, also known as Sugar.
The lawmaker before his death was the representative of the Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency in the House of Representatives.
The elder brother to the late lawmaker, Olajide Olatoye, had accused the state Governor and the Oyo State Assembly of masterminding the release of the suspected killers.
The Governor in a statement released through his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, stated that the state government does not interfere with the course of justice.
He stated that the case was before the police, he further stated that no information has been given on the case.
“If a citizen of the state dies, I am not sure the governor will be the one that will say people responsible for it should not be punished.”
“So, I think they should go and get their information right. The governor is not privy to that kind of information and he will not support sweeping such a case under the carpet.”
“So, if people are saying the governor is trying to facilitate the release of the principal suspect and others, it is not true.”
“The governor said when the man died that those who perpetrated the act would be brought to justice. And he has never said anything contrary to what he said when the man died, and that still stands.”
“What the family should do now is to tell the police to do their job the way it should be done. I don’t know the kind of bold statement they are expecting the government to make.”
“The governor has already directed the security agencies to fish out the culprits, and they are on the case.”
“If the police are facing any challenge in their investigation, they are supposed to get across to the governor, and tell him their suggestions. The governor will now take it up from there.”
“I think they should go back to the police to find out how far they have gone in the matter instead of saying the governor wants to facilitate the release of the suspects. So, people should always get their facts right.”
“The governor will never be a party to a situation whereby an investigation being done by a statutory body will be compromised. The governor will never do anything that is against the law.”
“Why do we have peace in the state today? It is because people know that the governor will never act contrary to the law.”
“So, if people are saying the governor or the government is trying to subvert investigation, it is a no-no. The governor will never do that.”