Ife Crisis: Osun Panel Demands for Memoranda

Ife Crisis: Osun Panel Demands for Memoranda

The Judiciary Panel of Inquiry put up by the Osun State government to investigate the March 8 crisis between Hausa/Yoruba community in Ile-Ife has invited the public to submit memoranda that would help in its investigation.

The police had confirmed 46 persons dead and 96 injured during the clash.

Last month, the police paraded 20 suspects, who were mainly Yoruba.

Criticism trailed the police’s investigation, prompting the government to set up an independent panel to investigate the cause of the clash.

The panel called on the public to submit their memoranda on or before April 10 at Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall in Ile-Ife.

According to a statement by the Secretary, Bisi Babalola, the memoranda must be signed and contain the name, address and telephone numbers of their writers.

The statement said: “All memoranda shall be clearly typed and have introduction of the subject matter, statement of facts on the subject matter, issues from statement of facts for determination, arguments in support of the issue and relief being sought.”

Babalola said the panel has an objective to investigate the immediate causes of the violence to prevent future occurrences.

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