Oyo Assembly Move to Investigate Violent Clash During Egungun Festival in Ibadan

Hon DeboOgundoyin, Speaker, Oyo state House of Assembly


Kehinde Ayanboade,

The Committee set by the Oyo state House of Assembly to see into violence that erupt the Idi – Arere and it’s adjoining area during the masquerade festival has on Thursday promised to recommend to the Oyo state government, the strategic citing of a police station in Ibadan South-West 1 state constituency to restrain further occurrence of disruption in the community.

Deputy Speaker of the House, who doubles as the chairman of the committee, Hon. Abiodun Fadeyi made this pledge while the entire committee pays “on the spot” assessment visit to Idi-Arere and its adjoining neighborhood in Ibadan South-West 1, Constituency towards ascertaining the gravity of the violence that rocked the area on Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 that left one person dead and many properties destroyed.

It could be recall that, the house, while observing its debut plenary on the 25th of June, 2019 resolved to set up a 6-man ad-hoc committee to visit the scene of the incident and commiserate with the family of the deceased and other victims; following a matter of urgent public importance raised by the deputy chief whip, Honorable Yusuf Adebisi, titled: “Urgent need to find lasting solution to the perennial problem of gangs violence in some neighborhood around Ibadan South-West 1.

Fadeyi, who described the incident as a very unfortunate one cries on the absence of no police station or police post in the area which is a red light and flashpoint spot of notorious gangs and touts.

While appreciating the lawmakers for their timely visit, the mother of the deceased Wariz Ayegbajeje, 21 who was reportedly stabbed on the chest and belly by Azeez Adebisi on his 21st birthday following a misunderstanding between the duo on Wednesday, 19th June, 2019, Jelilat Ayegbajeje called on the Oyo state government to bring the culprit who had disappeared into the thin air since the incident to book.

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Other areas visited by the committee of lawmakers includes: Sogbale compound in Idi-Arere; Iyana-Asuni, Popo-‘Yemoja; The Olubadan’s Palace, Popo and Oba Eddy Oyewole’s palace, Foko.


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