A Chief Superintendent of Police said to have been pencilled down as the Chief Security Officer of the Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party have been accused of been the masterminds of the alleged murder of two persons on Friday in Ede.
This was disclosed when members of the families of the deceased persons spoke with newsmen on Sunday.
Two persons believed to have worked for the All Progressives Congress in the July 16, 2022 governorship election in the state were killed over alleged sharing of money released for the election.
Those killed have been identified as Olalekan Abideen and Kafayat Olalekan, both members of the same family.
The younger sister of the deceased, Rukayat Olalekan Olasoji, alleged that a PDP lawmaker and a CSP were masterminds of the killings.
According to Rukayat, the duo led the team of the police officers that shot and killed the two members of their family over an argument that had been resolved and laid to rest.
The die-hard member of the PDP in Ede-North said except his younger brother, Olalekan Ibrahim Tunde, who is a supporter of the APC, every other member of the family, especially her mother and siblings, are PDP loyalists.
She said: “The whole thing started when we had an argument at our Ward meeting last Friday over the left over money that was supposed to be given to each polling unit in form of appreciation to the PDP members that worked for the victory of the party in the last governorship election.
“After that, we were invited by the party’s elders to forget about it, which we obliged.
“But at the meeting, there was a young guy that insulted our mum, whom we rebuked, and later a team of officers came from the Divisional Headquarters to intervene and the matter was settled amicably.
“But 30 minutes after, a team of police officers stormed our compound and started shooting sporadically into the air in a bid to arrest.
“They later asked me to follow them to the station, an order that I obliged immediately.
“But fortunately, my brother, Mr. Olalekan Abideen, who was later shot and killed, was just returning from work, and he blocked the front that they must explain why I needed to follow them, but in the process, one of the officers, one Omoyele, shot at him and he fell down immediately and was taken away.
“Though at that time, nobody knew if he had died or not, and that raised fears in us calling the lawmaker that led them to know where they took his body to but he (Olajide) didn’t pick calls.
“The incident instigated many people around and they started reacting as many scampered for their lives.
“But not quite long after my brother’s corpse was taken away, I went to the Police Divisional Headquarters to formally report the incident.
“I was in the police station when same team came back together with the lawmaker to inform us that his father’s house has been set ablaze and that we were the ones responsible for it.
“The lawmaker said to my face that he came back to kill me and if not that he didn’t bring his gun along, he would have killed me personally too, but this was prevented by the police officers from the Divisional Headquarters in Ede, who explained to him that since I have been with them, I didn’t leave and there was no way I would have perpetrated such as alleged.
“Though he left in anger insisting that he will go after my immediate younger brother to kill him too.
“I was told that he headed to our compound, but he didn’t meet my brother and on his way back, he asked the officers with him to kill my brother’s wife who was innocently returning home.
“The deceased, Mrs. Kafayat Olalekan, who backed her kid, was shot on the chest, but the military personnel who were passing by at that time rescued the baby and took her to the police station, where we later recovered the kid.”
A younger brother to the deceased, whose wife was equally shot and killed, accused two men of masterminding the fierce operation that led to the death of her wife and elder brother.
He said: “I know this was premeditated to eliminate our family.
“I know those that perpetrated the killings and I know why they are after our family particularly my humble self.
“Prior to the incident and to be precise, before the election, the lawmaker asked me to destroy the APC billboards with offer of cash, a request I declined frankly and since then, I have been on their trail.
“Though I am a loyalist of APC but my mother and other siblings are PDP loyalists and we never quarrelled over this.
“I was part of those that worked for his victory in 2019, but now, I am in APC but my family are in PDP.
“They are not ordinary members, they are staunch party loyalists.
“I see no reason for such action.
“I intervened when I was told that one of the PDP members insulted my mother and was on the verge to beat her up and immediately people came around, we resolved the matter not knowing that they had ulterior motives to destroy our family.”