A front-runner on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the on-coming governorship election in Osun State, Kunle Rasheed Adegoke (K-Rad), has expressed condolences to the government of Kwara State, the Olofa of Ofa, the entire people of Ofa and Kwara State and the families of the victims of the recent robbery that took so many lives in Ofa, Kwara State of Nigeria.
In a release personally issued by the frontline aspirant from Mecca where he is currently observing the lesser hajj, Adegoke condemned the merchants of deaths and deprivations together with their dare-devilry. He prayed for the repose of the souls of the innocent victims of the unfortunate and soulless attacks.
“While I commiserate with the government of Kwara State, the Olofa of Ofa, the entire people of Ofa and Kwara State in general and the distraught families of the victims of this heinous incident, I call on the government to step up in its sacred duty of protection of lives and property by setting up a security trust fund involving the participation of all stakeholders in Kwara State for the protection of lives and property. I also encourage localisation of banks in the same area in Ofa and other towns for easy monitoring and protection by the police as this unfortunate incident has become quite rampant in recent times in Ofa.” He advised.
Adegoke further justified the reasoning behind “setting up the security trust fund to include provision of arms and ammunition to the police and to assist in catering for the ill-motivated members of the force serving in the State.” He suggested further the need to “assist the families of the deceased victims and the injured as many bread winners and glories of tomorrow have been cut down in their primes. To avoid compounding the already exacerbated state of our social welfare in terms of vagrants that incidents like the recent killings beget, “it is fundamental to take care of the unlucky widows and orphans naturally begotten by this sad occurrence.”
He finally encouraged “the police apparatus at all levels to work assiduously to arrest and prosecute timeously the perpetrators of this dastardly act to serve as deterrent to others.” He concluded.