The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has said he finds it imperative to appeal for calm on the unfortunate loss of a one-year old child and the attendant crisis which occurred Wednesday December 18, 2019.
He said he observed and personally noted the concern of the general public since the incident happened last month,
In a statement signed on his behalf by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Segun Ajiboye, Akeredolu said the loss of the child in a Church, no doubt, remains heart-aching and represents a sad commentary.
” However, it is pertinent to state that the enormity of the incident could not have permitted a hasty rush to make public statements, especially when investigations had already commenced and daily briefs by the Commissioner of Police were received by the Governor.
” It is perhaps, instructive to disclose that Mr. Governor was being briefed in respect of the incident by other relevant security agencies, including the DSS until the unfortunate action of yesterday which culminated in needless deaths and destruction of property.
“Mr Governor wishes to state that an incident as troubling as the loss of a child requires a thorough investigation with the cooperation of all and sundry. It touches all, including Government.
“Therefore, it will be preposterous for people to take laws into their hands and jeopardize a deep probe that could unravel the mystery”.
Governor Akeredolu enjoins the general public, especially those directly or indirectly affected, to be calm and cooperate with security agencies as they have heightened efforts to get to the root of the matter.