A rights activist, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman has thrown his weight behind the position of Osun monarch, the Aragbiji of Irabiji, Oba Abdur-Rasheed Ayotunde Olabomi, Odundun IV over the killing of his
Cousin, Prince Saheed Olabomi by trigger happy Police Officer,one Sergeant Adamu Garauba on July 27th,2021,during the gridlock at the Oke-Oniti area of Osogbo, the State capital.
Penultimate week, the monarch during a Press conference held at his Palace in Iragbiji, alleged the authority of Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in the land of shielding Sergeant Garuba from facing the law for
killing the younger Olabomi despite the report of the autopsy claiming that Olabomi died as a result of gunshot fire on his head by Garuba, insisting that the Police have refused to make the Garuba and his cohorts available in Court for their trial.
According to Oba Olabomi, “Since the incidence, the Nigeria Police
Force Osun State Command led by Mr. Olawale Olokode, the Commandant
Mopol 39, Mr Sebastian Moorkwap whose Aides are the person who
committed the act and especially the Assistant Inspector General of
Police (AIG) Zone XI Mr. Mukan Joseph Gobum have conspired to sweep
the ignoble act of criminality of the personnel under the carpet”.
Speaking on the issue on Monday through a signed Press Statement,
Sulaiman who called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the
Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC) and Minister of Police
Affairs, to take immediate necessary action on the officer and his
cohorts alleged of committing dastard act by ensuring that they made
them available in court to face their prosecution of killing innocent
young Olabomi at the prime age.
He urged the Police authorities in the country, particularly, the
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Baba Usman Alkali to fish-out the
trigger happy Sergeant Garuba and his fellow-travellers to face the
music of the crime being committed in the Court of law by bringing
them to justice in order to serve as deterrent to others, stating that
It is Saheed Olabomi today, it might be another Nigeria citizen
Saluting the courage of Oba Olabomi to take the matter up with the
authority of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in the press, Sulaiman who
is the Executive Chairman of the Centre for Human Rights and Social
Justice (CHRSJ) maintained that his organization (CHRSJ) would not
allow the young Olabomi to die in vain by getting justice for the
family of the deceased.
CHRSJ Chief added that the rights group would soon write the Petition
Letter to the appropriate quarters including President Muhammadu
Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and host of others for their
necessary action on the subject matter.
Further speaking, Sulaiman who doubles as a Convener, Save Lagos Group
(SLG), urged the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olawale Olokode not
to allow 35 year old Police Officer attached to Dada Estate Police
Station, Rauf Fawale, die in vain, commending the State Government
under the leadership of Governor Gboyega Oyetola for approving the
Coroner inquest to unravel the alleged killing of the late Police Cop
by men of State Security Service (SSS),believing that the Corona Panel
headed by Chief Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara would do justice to the
It would be recalled that late Fawale, was said to have attended a
birthday party organized by his colleague identified as Inspector
Modinat Badmus on January 21, 2021 when a fight broke out at the party
held at Riverside Club in Osogbo, informing that the fight ensued
between three DSS officials, who were also attending the party, and
some guests.Fawale was said to have intervened before he was beaten
mercilessly and brutalized and later died after at the hospital as a
result of injuries sustained.