Oyo State House of Assembly has on Wednesday observed a one minute silence for late #Isiaq Jimoh and others that were killed during the ENDSARS protest at Ogbomosho town, Oyo state.
The development followed a motion raised by the Honourable Bimbo Oladeji representing the Ogbomosho North constituency, on the death of a promising member of his constituency, and the attack on the Palace of Soun of Ogbomosho.
The House however resolved to observe a minute silence and thereafter condemned the inhumane behaviour of the police.
They also demanded for thorough investigation of the perpetrators of this act be brought to book, while praising the swift move of the Oyo State government in attending to the situation without delay.
On the pathetic and savagery behavior and extrajudicial killings of the Nigeria Police Force, most especially the just dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) the lawmakers vehemently condemned the inhumane and callous traits of the Police. The Majority leader, Honourable Sanjo Adedoyin, Hon. Adebayo Babjide Gabriel representing Ibadan North Constituency, Hon. Babalola Samson, representing Egbeda Constituency, Hon Ayo Fatokun, representing Afijio and other members lamented on the case-hardened act of the Police, they emphasized on the rights of the people to protest, but renounced the Police. They then unanimously urged the house to do the needful by overhauling the Nigerian.
While Honourable Akintunde Olajide representing Lagelu constituency relayed his personal experience with SARS, and expressed concerns over members of the public who couldn’t defend themselves.
“I was harrassed by them despite showing my identity, I was thrown behind their counters before it took the privileges of some members of the house before I was rescued. If this could be done to me, what of others?”
Speaker, Honourable Debo Ogundoyin called on the Federal Government to make space for a reform before situation get out of control. They suggested that the Federal Government look into modalities and setting up State police without scrapping the federal policing system, referencing the American system.
In another development,, Honourable Oluwafowokanmi Adebayo, representing Ibadan South Constituency, frowned at the shifting school system and the negative effect on school pupils falling into child molestation, unethical societal behaviors, societal vices.
He stated that” Our children are getting ganged raped after school, go to private schools, 90 percent of them close by 2, they monitor there pupils. So why should we neglect the public students? They should be also taken care of”
The House charged the house committee on Education to work with ministry of education on finding lasting solution to the shifting school system in the state.