Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, on Wednesday urged the police to unmask the killers of the Deputy Editor of Saturday Newswatch, Mr. Toyin Obadina, and ensure that they face the full wrath of the law.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Festus Adedayo, Ajimobi said the killing of the journalist should not be swept under the carpet like similar previous cases.
He said, “The only way the police can convince Nigerians that they are truly on top of the situation is to deploy all the resources at their disposal, both human and material, to ensure that the killers of Obadina are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“His murder was shocking, painful and unfortunate. Obadina was cut down at the prime of his life when his professional dexterity as a journalist was much needed for the development of the country”.
While describing the deceased as prolific and highly professional in the discharge of his duties as a journalist and editorial member of Daily Newswatch, Gov. Ajimobi commiserated with his family, friends, associates as well as the management and staff of Daily Newswatch for his untimely death.
Ajimobi also condoled with members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, over the loss of their colleague.
Information Nigeria recalls that Obadina died on Sunday as a result of injuries he sustained when gunmen shot him on Friday on his way to his Ikorodu residence in Lagos.
He was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where doctors battled unsuccessfully to save his life.