Akeredolu, CP, Visit Akoko Southwest LG

Following Saturday’s election violence at Oba Akoko in Akoko Southwest Local Government where two lives were lost, Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, in company of the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Undie Adie has visited the town on Sunday.

The governor, who expressed displeasure over the loss of lives and property, disclosed that the State Government would set up a Panel of Inquiry to find out the immediate and remote causes of the unfortunate election violence.

Governor Akeredolu called on police and other security agencies to enforce government directive to restrict internal human and vehicular movements in the town.

At the palace of Oloba of Oba, Governor Akeredolu regretted that despite the several phone calls made to the monarch, Oba Nurudeen Adegoroye to prevail on his people to maintain peace and order, the people rebuffed every sense of reason.

The CP, who confirmed the arrest of some hoodlums engaged in various forms of electoral offences, assured that there would be enough reinforcements to restore peace and order in the town.

The Oba Akoko Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Mayegun Adewale who conducted the governor and the Commissioner of Police round the station and other strategic places in the town said the hoodlums were not only youths.

He said the security personnel had to embark on a fierce security operation to dislodge the miscreants before the electoral officials and materials used in the election could be rescued to the Collation Centre at Iwaro-Oka.

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