The State of Osun Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs, Prince Adebayo Adeleke has taken full accountability of the alleged manhandling of DAILY POST’s reporter within the State, Mr Sakiru Obarayese, by safety operatives working with him.
Recall that some policemen connected to the Osun State Joint Process Pressure to implement the obligatory use of face masks within the state, Monday brutalized Sikiru Obarayese, whereas protecting the method.
DAILY POST has since reached out to the federal government over the matter.
The Commissioner has, nonetheless, mentioned he couldn’t have ordered the brutality of any citizen, not to mention a journalist.
In a press release personally issued by him, Adeleke, who admitted being in control of the group mentioned he was nowhere close to the scene of the alleged brutality.
“Nevertheless, I’m acutely aware of the truth that some Nigerians could possibly be overzealous when finishing up such enforcement directives. Each administration has a personality, which pulls from the character of the pinnacle of such authorities. As a cupboard member serving in a authorities of a governor with a fame for zero tolerance for violence, intimidation and extreme use of presidency authority, I didn’t and can by no means supervise any act of brutality towards any citizen, not to mention a journalist.
“On my honour, ask the journalists who coated the enforcement, I used to be nowhere close to the scene of the alleged brutality.
“However because the chief of the group, I take accountability for no matter which will have transpired. I wish to attraction to our individuals, significantly the journalists, for his or her understanding and to assist our enforcement operations to curtail the unfold of Coronavirus within the curiosity of all residents,” Adeleke added.
Additionally talking with DAILY POST, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Ismail Omipidan, regretted the event, saying that it’s not within the character of the present authorities to brutalize or victimize individuals. Whereas interesting for calm, he mentioned he has reached out to the reporter on behalf of the governor and can care for the medical bills of the reporter. ”