Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Governor of Osun, has said those responsible for the robbery in Iwo, Osun on Tuesday will not escape justice.
Aregbesola stated this in reaction to the dastardly robbery attack on some banks that took place in Iwo on Tuesday, which left four casualties in its wake.
The four people killed were men of the Nigeria Police Force, who braved up to stop the activities of the men of the underworld.
The Governor, in a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, described the incident as unfortunate. The governor said he has been assured that security men are on the trail of those who invaded the banks.
He said government and the security forces will not abandon it responsibilities as the protector of the people just because of some criminal few, saying “This is unfortunate. However, we remain unbowed by the audacity of these criminals.”
While assuring the general public of their safety and security, Aregbesola noted that it was not for nothing that the state is rated one of the most crime-free in the country, vowing to maintain this record no matter the odds.
He promised that the long arm of the law will soon catch up with all those who committed the heinous act as no criminal violates the peace of the state and walk away freely.
The Governor also commiserate with the Commissioner of Police, Osun State command for the loss of his gallant officers in the service to fatherland.
He sent messages also to those who were caught wounded in the cross fire while the pandemonium lasted.
The statement read, “On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, some misguided elements violated the peace in Iwo, one of our major cities in the State of Osun; attacking banks located near the Bowen University.
“These armed robbers ended the lives of four promising men of the Nigerian Police Force who attempted to stand up to them. They left sorrow and tears in their trail.
“We commiserate with the Commissioner of Police, the entire Osun Command of the Nigerian Police Force and the families of the fallen heroes, who fought gallantly but sacrificed their lives in the course of performing their duties.
“We equally commiserate with those who were caught and wounded in the cross fires.
“We assure the generality of our people that these criminals will not escape justice. Recent history of our state confirms that no criminal violates our peace and goes away with it.
“We are confident that security men are on the trail of these misguided elements and and in due course, will be brought to justice.
“We use this opportunity to assure the people of Osun of their safety. We invested in security of lives and property as part of our overall objectives of maintaining a peaceful state to be a source of attraction for investments.
“This is why our state has been rated many times as one of the states with the lowest cases of crime throughout Nigeria.
“We are determined to do everything to sustain this rating. Our citizens are therefore urged to be vigilant; report any suspicious movement and activities to the law enforcement agencies.”