Wednesday, October 5, 2022

OWO TRAGEDY: REPS. TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT STATE POLICE

The House of Representatives has reached a consensus to formulate a legislative framework for the establishment of State Police in the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

The resolution is consequent upon the adoption of a motion of urgent national importance on the killing of innocent Worshippers in Owo, Ondo State, sponsored by Hon. Adelegbe Oluwatimehin.

The lawmaker, who was vocal in his condemnation of the heinous attack on Saint Francis Catholic Church Worshippers, in Owo Ondo State, also implored the Nigeria Police authorities not to stop at just fishing out the perpetrators but to also prosecute them so that in the end justice may be served.

In his lead debate, Hon. Oluwatimehin who expressed regrets over the development, noted with utter dismay that on Sunday, the 5th day of June, 2022, at about 12noon while the holy mass was going on, there was a deadly attack carried out on Saint Francis Catholic Church located at Owaluwa Street, about 200 meters away from the Palace of the Traditional Ruler of Owo, Olowo of Owo Kingdom in Ondo State by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.

He also reeled out the litany of gruesome attacks that had been unleashed on Ondo residents in the past months.

“The House further notes that the dastardly act was reportedly carried out on the innocent congregation with the use of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) after which the defenceless people were being shot indiscriminately.

“The House is shocked that the attack left behind over 50 persons dead in their own pool of blood and many more injured and presently on lifeline at the various hospitals and homes.

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