Osun ‘Yahoo’ Auto Crash: Family Seek Justice

The family of the young man, Idris Ajibola, 20, who died in a crash during a vehicle pursuit by Osun Joint Task Force has demanded that the security personnel allegedly involved in the act be brought to justice.

The deceased maternal uncle, Damilare Opadotun, who spoke with journalists during a visit to their Ofatedo residence said the incident was a big tragedy to the family.

Idris, who was the third child of the family, died after the Toyota corolla car conveying the deceased and three other friends from a shopping mall in Osogbo, lost control while being allegedly chased by men of the JTF.

During a visit to the community, around 4pm born-fire were still on while barricades were on the road preventing vehicular movement in and out of the Ido-Osun and Ofatedo.

Angry youths were seen at the different barricades lamenting the manner the security operatives chased the young men because they were suspected to be internet fraudsters.

An Ofatedo resident, Adewale Ifadafe, said the youth blocked roads entering Ofatedo and Ido-Osun early morning, protesting the incident but were surprised when police team arrived and in a bid to dispersed them fired canisters at them.

Meanwhile, his uncle, said the young man was a phone engineer, who just returned from Lagos State on Monday, adding that he would turn 21 on October 10.

Earlier, the State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation Mrs Funke Egbemode ordered immediate investigation into the circumstances behind the death.

“The tragic events that reportedly led to the death of one person on Tuesday evening was both sad and shocking and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has ordered a full investigation into the circumstances that led to the incidence.

Also, the State Police Commissioner, Undie Adie at a press conference called for calm, saying police had set up an independent investigation to unravel the tragic event.

He said it was not yet clear who was involved in the incident but assured the public that the personnel’s identity would be unraveled.

Adenitan Akinola

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