THE aftermath of armed political thuggery employed by the embattled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the 2007 general elections in Osun State, has taken its toll on the state Commissioner for Education, Mr Jelili Adesiyan, as he was detained and grilled by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for allegedly aiding and abetting criminals.
was invited, interrogated and detained by officers of the SARS
at their office at Oke-Baale, Osogbo the state capital, on June 3, 2009, on the allegation that he
armed a dare-devil armed robbery gang with guns and other weapons.
The interrogation of the commissioner came on the heels of key information given to the police by a widow called Iya Zukura in Modakeke, whose husband, (Mukaila) an armed robbery suspect, was killed in a gun-duel that ensued between the police and some dare-devil armed robbers.
Iya Zukura, after the death of her husband, reportedly informed the police that her husband, Mukaila (Baba Zukura) was armed with guns and other weapons provided by Adesiyan
during the 2007 general elections.
It was learnt that the four hoodlums were personal security aides of Adesiyan
, who were mounting surveillance on his
residence at night, in the community.
According to the police source, the widow disclosed to the police during interrogation that her
widower was armed with guns provided by Jelili Adesiyan
Iya Zukura reportedly said her
windower had been going around with the gun until he
was gun down by the police.
Sequel to the disclosure of the information by the deceased's widow, the officers of the SARS
learnt that the commissioner arrived at SARS office around 3pm on Wednesday (June 3, 2009) and was grilled for some hours while his
pair of shoes,telephone handset, cap and his
top wear (Agbada) were reportedly seized.
The medium learnt that Adesiyan
confessed to have known the late Mukaila.
The Oyinlola's commissioner disclosed that he met the deceased at Agodi Prisons yard, Ibadan, Oyo State, when he was remanded over his alleged complicity in the death of the former Minister for Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige, in 2002.
It would be recalled that Adesiyan
and some other PDP chieftains were accused of conspiring with other murder suspects to kill the former Yoruba leader.
Osun State PDP chairman, Ademola Rasak, Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Adekunle Alao (Lele), Adesiyan, former chairman, Ife-East Local Government Council Area of the State, Lambe Oyasope, were accused of complicity in the murder of Chief Ige.
However, after the interrogation, it was learnt that Adesiyan
was detained for seven hours before his
release was influenced by the leadership of the state police command.
Besides, one Alhaji Bakare Lasisi Akomola had earlier attempted to bail the commissioner but without success, as the officials of the SARS
reportedly turned-down his
denied the allegation that he
armed the deceased and his
group with guns, maintaining that he
had no idea about the armed robbery operation carried out by Mukaila and his
Tags:Alani Omisore, Alhaji Ademola Razak, complicity in the murder of Chief Ige, Iya Zukura, Iyiola Omisore, killing of Chief Bola Ige, Lambe Oyasope, Lekan Oyediran, Mr Jelili Adesiyan, Mr. Ademola Rasaki a.k.a Landero, Mukaila (Baba Zukura), Osun State Commissioner for Agriculture - Mr Adekunle Alao (Lele), Osun State Commissioner for Education - Mr. Jelili Adesiyan, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)