Osun state police command Sunday introduced the arrest of eight suspects in reference to the killing of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Alli Kazeem, popularly referred to as Kekere Kazuma.
Command’s spokesman, Yemisi Opalola, in a launch, confirmed that the chairman of the Nationwide Union of Street Staff (NURTW), Kazeem, was whisked away by his assailants round 9:50pm Saturday.
Kasuma, was till his demise, the NURTW department chairman in Apomu, headquarters of Isokan native authorities space of the state.
She stated: “DPO Apomu Division reported that the transport employee was whisked away by an unknown particular person. The world commander, Ikire, promptly mobilised a mixed workforce of vigilante and police detectives to the scene the place it was found that the sufferer left the motor park at Apomu and was traced to Oke-Afa space, from the place he was forcefully stopped, drawn out from his Toyota Corolla Ash color with registration quantity APM 203 AA, matcheted and brought away by the assailants.
“It was additional gathered that the assailants got here with an unregistered black Toyota Corolla Automobile.
“Whereas tactical workforce, native hunters and natives have been mobilised to comb the encircling bush to rescue the sufferer, presently, eight suspects have been arrested in connection to the case.”
APC kicks, insists on justice
Reacting to Kazuma’s assassination, the state’s APC Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, referred to as on safety companies to fish out these killing individuals within the state.
Famodun in a press release Sunday by his media adviser, Kola Olabisi, stated the killing of members of APC was turning into insufferable.
Findings present that the deceased had been a die-hard supporter of APC who had allegedly disadvantaged different political events of avenues to make use of automobiles in his storage.
It was gathered that his killers allegedly pursued him on Saturday to the place he was shot lifeless.
“He was killed round 9pm between Oke-Alfa and Timberland space. He was killed on the stream within the space. He was pursued to the spot the place he was killed. Two automobiles adopted him to the purpose the place his automobile was waylaid and killed,” a number of sources said.
The union’s secretary within the native authorities, Tajudeen Bello, confirmed that the deceased was killed by some gunmen.
He stated: “Alhaji Kazeem performed a serious position through the 2022 Osun state governorship election. As a boss of NURTW, he directed all his members to vote for APC and threatened that anyone who voted for PDP will likely be handled so long as he’s the chairman. He was reported on the palace and he stood by his phrases,” Bello defined.
And even at that, Famodun stated the killing was depraved, dastardly, callous and extremely condemnable.
North-central APC urges minister on peace
In the meantime, the APC North-central zone Sunday appealed to safety brokers on the get together’s nationwide secretariat, Abuja, and people connected to the Minister of State for FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu.
The plea adopted a fracas between the safety brokers Thursday.
There was a reported commotion on the APC nationwide secretariat Thursday night final week when safety particulars connected to the minister and their counterparts on the get together secretariat engaged in a bodily duel.
Through the reported fracas, a cameraman with the Nigeria Tv Authority (NTA) was attacked for daring to take video pictures of the disagreeable occasion.
Name for calm
However in a plea for calm, the APC North-central zonal Youth Chief, Hon. Zubair Aliyu, urged the minister to embrace peace and never enable a stain on her monitor of successes through the years.
The assertion signed by an aide to the zonal youth chief, Usman Faizah Musa, stated the state of affairs had gotten the eye of the APC nationwide management.
He stated: “Our consideration has been drawn to totally different information publications by many media shops concerning the scuffle between the safety aides of the Minister of State for FCT, Hajiya Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu and the safety personnel on the APC Nationwide Secretariat on Thursday 18th August 2023.
The approaching of the Hon. Minister of FCT State to the get together secretariat was clearly on the invitation of APC Nationwide Vice Chairman, North-central and APC Zonal Youth Chief North-central for her appointment and inauguration because the Chairman of APC North-central Youth Marketing campaign Advisory Council and that good intention was to assist the youths in our get together.
“We’re very stunned to see how the information by the media was reported. We’re urging the media to all the time have recourse to peaceable reportage and we’re very hopeful that these publications will not be politically motivated nor out to smear the Hon. Minister’s hard-earned status.
“The state of affairs is already being dealt with by the management of the get together and we’re sure as a part of our nice get together to not additional communicate on the matter however what we will not enable is to level blames or accusing fingers on the Hon. Minister when what occurred remains to be being investigated.
“We, due to this fact, urge the Hon. Minister of State of FCT, Hajiya Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu to please, preserve her calm and never enable a stain on her monitor of sterling successes through the years. The duty forward is larger than what we’re seeing proper now. And we perceive that your proponents far outweigh your political detractors and as such, we must always not enable the polity to be heated from inside our residence.
“We’re in solidarity with each the management of our get together in resolving this matter internally, and with the Honourable Minister of State for FCT, Hajiya Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu.”