“I feel terrible that as a governor I can’t get justice. If I can’t get justice, then an average Nigerian cannot expect justice and we can’t have justice if we can’t tell the truth’’ – Oshiomhole
Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole on Thursday at the launch of a new code of conduct of police officers accused the Nigerian police for having a hand in the death of his private secretary, Olaitan Oyerinde.
The police and the SSS had conflicting reports after the murder of Mr. Oyerinde in his home at night on May 4, 2012. While the SSS paraded a number of suspects, the police arrested a civil rights activist David Ugolor in connection of the murder.
“They wrote a report that the man, who was involved in the murder, including the entry made by a DPO in a police station, was already under police detention.
The weapon that was used for the murder had earlier been used for armed robbery earlier, recovered by the police and under police custody when my secretary was murdered.” Oshiomhole said
“So, the man who murdered my secretary was in police custody, the gun used was in police custody and this is the findings of the police, then the only conclusion that could be reached was that the police ordered the murder of my private secretary,” he said
Oshiomhole venting his anger on the trivial way at which the police handled the murder of his aide asked police authorities to dismiss the Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, and other detectives who investigated his Private Secretary, Olaitan Oyerinde’s murder; accusing them of trivializing the case and shielding the culprits.
He said the DIG force CID still has questions to answer.
“The DIG Force CID has a case to answer,” the governor said. “It is either he is guilty of conspiracy to murder or is guilty of conspiracy to shield murderers or both, in which case, he cannot wear his police uniform, he must be dismissed.”
“The Deputy Commissioner of Police that he used, who claimed that they have done a thorough job, has no business wearing police uniform because by my judgement, in his own narrative, he is a criminal,’’ he said.
Mr. Oshiomhole urged President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene in the matter using the fact that the vice president Namadi Sambo was present at the launch, urging Mr. Sambo to report to the president that the killers of his aide has not been found.