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OYO ASSEMBLY GIVES CP 2-WEEK ULTIMATUM OVER ALLEGED SHOOTING

By NBF News

Oyo State House Assembly has given the State Commissioner for Police, Mr. Moses Onireti a two-week ultimatum to brief it on the outcome of the alleged shooting by Customs officers, which took place at United Secondary School, Ijokodo, Ibadan, some weeks ago.

The lawmakers had last week Thursday issued a warrant of arrest on the Comptroller of the State Customs Service, Mr. Richard Oteri; Mr. Allyson Chukwuebuka, a Senior Secondary School (SSS-3); his father, Mr. Emmanuel Allyson, a Customs officer and Allyson's lawyer for their involvement in the illegal brutality of a school teacher, Mr. Gbenga Ogunleye.

The Customs officers numbering about 10 were reported to have stormed the said school to beat the said teacher.

At yesterday's sitting, the Public Relations Officers (PRO) of the Customs, Mr. Wale Adeniyi debunked the allegation of shooting within the school premises, noting that Mr. Emmanuel was an inspector who does not have access to vehicles and guns.

But the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Tokunbo Fayokun accused them of being economical with the truth, explaining that from investigation gathered by her ministry, there were reports of shooting by poeple in the vicinity and also these officers came with vehicles and brought out a wheel spinner to beat the teacher.

Although, Mr. Emmanuel who also attended the plenary session, denied the allegation of beating the teacher, noting that his child was brutally tortured by the teacher.

His words: 'The teachers had to contribute N5,000 for my child's treatment but I had to return it. When I opened my child's back for the Vice Principal of the school, she was amazed and started apologising. But when my colleagues were passing by and saw my car outside the school, they stopped by and asked what happened. They didn't beat anybody and we didn't shoot'.

Although the House waited in vein to receive the family's lawyer, Mr. Sanyaolu Akinyele, who was also summoned over what the lawmakers tagged false allegation against the members of the House.

The lawmakers, however, issued a warrant of arrest on the lawyer over his refusal to oblige them.

The Speaker, Madam Monsurat Sunmonu in her submission ordered the state Commissioner of Police to furnish the House with the outcome of the investigation as regards shooting within the school and also to present the lawyer next Tuesday.