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It Is Unlawful For Police Officers To Shoot Recklessly – Oyetola

Governor Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Gboyega Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has come out to blast the shooting of The Nation newspaper correspondent, Toba Adedeji.

He recently had his say in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, it is very unfortunate that the sad incident occurred while the citizens were mourning the death of a loved one, and he is more than disappointed.

Oyetola added that such an unlawful act by the police could aggravate an already-tensed situation that could lead to the breakdown of law and order in the state.

His words, “Shooting at journalists and unarmed citizen is completely unacceptable, irresponsible and condemnable.”

“The police officers have no justification for this unfortunate and unlawful act.”

“They could have employed other means rather than resorting to deadly force to disperse the group.”

“I have directed the State Commissioner of Police to investigate the Tuesday shooting incident and ensure that his officers involved in it are identified and punished in accordance with the law.”

“We must ensure that this kind of sad and barbaric incident does not occur again in our state.”

“I wish the Nation Newspaper correspondent, Adedeji, and the other citizen whom I learnt are presently receiving treatment at the hospital, a speedy recovery.”

“I am also calling on residents of Osun to remain calm and not take the law into their own hands.”

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