The governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi has expressed sadness over the murder of the lawmaker representing Orelope Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Gideon Aremu.
Gideon Aremu was murdered in the late hours of Friday by suspected assassins at his Alakia residence in Ibadan.
According to a statement released by the governor’s Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Yomi Layinka, Ajimobi vowed to apprehend the suspected assassins behind the gruesome murder of the young lawmaker.
He revealed that he had contacted relevant security agencies in the country to ensure that the perpetrators of the crime do not go unpunished.
He said, “I commiserate with the wife, children and family of Honorable Gideon Aremu who was a ranking member of the Oyo State House of Assembly. May the Almighty repose the soul of this gentleman and committed patriot.”
“I want to assure the family and all the people of Oorelope State Constituency that justice will not only be done, but will be seen to be done swiftly and thoroughly to reassure citizens of Oyo State of our devotion to the protection of lives and property.”
“I want to reiterate our administration’s commitment to sustaining the hard-won peace and security that the people of Oyo State currently enjoy and let me again warn individuals and groups not to test our resolve in this direction.”
The governor also asked the residents of the state to help security agencies by coming forward with relevant information.