Oyos State Governor,Seyi Makinde has expressed deep sadness over the death of Jimoh Isiaka who was during the #EndSARS Protest in Ogbomoso on Saturday.
Jimoh Isiaka was said to have been shot by the Police during the protest and was rushed to Bowen University Teaching Hospital,Ogbomoso where he later died.
However in a series of tweets ,Governor Makinde said the situation was regrettable adding that peaceful protests were part of democracy.
While calling on people of Oyo State to remain calm,Makinde assured that he had contacted the state commissioner of Police and other relevant agencies to begin investigation into the death.
“I have received with deep sadness the news of the passing of one of our children, Jimoh Isiaka, who was shot during the ENDSARS protest in Ogbomoso. He later died at Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, earlier today. “
“Also, at this same protest, Abdulrasaq Olawale, Oluwadamilare Gbolohunmi, and five other persons sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.”
“This situation is highly regrettable. I have contacted the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, and other relevant agencies, and investigations into what led to the unfortunate incident are still ongoing.”
“I pray that God grants the parents of Jimoh Isiaka the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”
“It again calls into question why State Governors are called Chief Security Officers of their state whereas, they do not have the necessary powers to control the police forceI will be paying a personal visit to the family of Jimoh Isiaka and I promise to pursue the investigations to a logical conclusion.”
“Peaceful protests are a big part of our democratic process. The right to freedom of speech and assembly are guaranteed by our Constitution, and I will never support any attempt to rob citizens of their fundamental human rights.”
“I call on all residents of Oyo State to please remain calm. I also call on the Police to allow residents of Oyo State protest peacefully without fear of being assaulted.”he tweeted.