Makinde Promises to Compensate Families of Persons Allegedly Killed by Customs Officer
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has promised to compensate the families of those allegedly killed by operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service in Iseyin area of the state on Eid-el-Fitri day.
The governor made the promise at the Palace of the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiyy Adekunle Salau while on a campaign tour to the town ahead of Saturday’s local government elections in the state.
Governor Makinde, who commiserated with the families of the deceased, noted that one of the reasons the incident could have happened was because the country is facing a hard time and people needed to feed themselves.
Correspondent Kunle Ojo reports that the Governor appealed to the youths in the town to desist from taking laws into their hands but should remain calm and allow justice takes its course.
In his own words, "One of the reasons I am here has to do with those who died during the recent clash between Customs official and some of our people. Customs is a federal agency but we cannot extricate ourselves from their personnel who are here with us in this state.
"Part of the reasons why something like that could have happened is that the country is facing hard times and people need to feed themselves. I consulted the State party Chairman, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha and also met with about five families of those involved.