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Gov Oyetola reacts to death of ‘yahoo boy’ being chased by JTF in Osogbo


Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has called for an extensive investigation into the death of a citizen of the state.

The death occurred after four suspected Internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) who were being chased by operatives of a Joint Task Force got involved in an accident.

A Toyota Corolla with registration number KUJ-553LY Abuja which was conveying the alleged Yahoo boys had the accident at the East bypass. The vehicle veered off the road and hit an electricity pole.

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In protest against the accident, an angry mob carried the deceased to the entrance of the state Governor’s house in Oke-Ifa. A police vehicle was also damaged during their protest.

Issuing a statement through the State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, the governor expressed disappointment at the incident and the actions that followed.

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He said, “nobody has a right under our laws to take a life summarily. While we appreciate the great job our law enforcement agencies are doing to keep Osun safe, the confusion and disruption to our peaceful state capital on Tuesday needs to be investigated.”

He also appealed to the citizens of the state to go about their lives peaceful as investigations go on.

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“We implore our citizens to trust the Government to get to the bottom of this sad occurrence. Let us all go about our lives peacefully while we await the results of the investigation,” he concluded.