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By: Ade Adeleke
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Muhammed Adamu has vowed that gunmen that killed the Bursar of the Akure Anglican Diocese, Mr Gabriel Abiodun at the Church’s office at Alagbaka Akure on Thursday morning will be fish out within the shortest period of time.
The IGP gave the assurance through Assistant Inspector General in charge of zone-eleven, Mr Leye Oyebade when visited the scene of the incident and paid condolence visits to the Bishop of the Diocese, Bishop Simeon Borokini and the family of the deceased in the Ondo state capital.
Mr Adamu said that they would soon get a clue that could lead to the arrest of the hoodlums.
It would be recalled that the Bursar, Abiodun was gunned down in his office in the early hours of Thursday by the suspected armed robbers and carted away with over N500,000 he went to collect at a bank.
The suspects were said to have trailed the deceased to his office in a Toyota Corolla car unmasked even as workers in the premises took them for special guests until they heard gun shot.
But Assistant Inspector General of police said that they will soon get a clue that could lead to the arrest of the hoodlums.
His words, “For now we have moved forward, we have gotten some leads and we are very hopeful that soon we shall get to the root of this crime.
“IGP has given us mandate that we should get to the root of this incident and that is why I’m in Akure. We need to put adequate strategies in place to end crimes across the states not in Ondo state alone.
“When this type of crimes occurred there are things to learn and that is the most important thing. We are going to tight the security around for now and do more surveillance around the banks environment”.
Adamu said the police is working on leakages on what happened that could prevent further occurrence.
While calling for the cooperation of all stakeholders in the war to combat crime, he said crime prevention requires community policing.
“I am using this opportunity to appeal to the members of the public to assist us by giving us any information that can lead to the arrest of this perpetuators. Members of the public should continue partnering with us, we need the information because information is key”, IGP said.
He however assured that in compliance with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, police will soon get the perpetuators arrested.
Responding, the Bishop Akure Diocese, Bishop Simeon Borokini urged the security agents to use every machinery at their disposal to track down the perpetuators of the evil act.
Acting on available information at his disposal, Borokini said the three man gang that killed the Bursar were “able young men”.
When our Correspondent visited the house of the deceased at Ode Community along Ado road, Akure, sympathizers were seen commiserating with the family as the wife of the deceased could not speak with journalists.