The Osun State Government has thrown its weight behind the police invitation sent to a former Deputy Governor of the state, Senator Iyiola Omisore, over the alleged assault on a former governor of the state, the late Isiaka Adeleke.
This was contained in the minutes of the State Executive Council Meeting posted on a whatsApp platform by the Media Adviser to the Governor, Mr. Sola Fasure, in Osogbo on Thursday.
The report of the SEC meeting presided over by Governor Rauf Aregbesola read, “Council was briefed on the invitation extended by the police to suspects who were alleged to have assaulted the former governor of Osun State, the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, in an Osogbo hotel in 2014.
“Council held that the invitation is in order, agreeing that we are a society of law and order. That a crime was committed three years ago and the victim has passed on, does not mean that justice cannot be served or that a criminal should escape justice.”
The police had invited Omisore over the allegation that he, a former Minister of Police Affairs, Mr. Jelili Adesiyan and one Sogo Agboola assaulted Adeleke shortly before the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2014.
Omisore had, while reacting to the police invitation, accused the All Progressives Congress-led government of using the police to silence him ahead of the next governorship poll in 2018.
But the party debunked the allegation, saying Omisore should leave the APC out of his issues he had with the law enforcement agents.
The council also expressed satisfaction with the concession arrangement of the MKO Abiola International Airport in Ido Osun with a company.
It read, “Council received report on the concessioning of the MKO Abiola International Airport, Ido Osun, to All Works of Life Development Organisation (AWOL International Limited). Council expressed satisfaction on the arrangement and urged all the parties to do everything possible to deliver the first phase on or before the eight months envisaged in the agreement.
“Council condemned the campaign of calumny embarked upon by the opposition, saying the falsehood being peddled by the party is not just opposition rhetoric but a grand plan to scuttle the project. Council then admonished the people of the state to be vigilant and not allow them to sabotage this lofty project.”