Daughter of the immediate past Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, has been found dead in the house of her boyfriend at Oke-Aro area of Akure, the state capital. The lady, Adenike Khadijat, a final year student of the state-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), was Oluboyo’s first child. Oluboyo is a native of Ikare- Akoko in Akoko North- East Local Government Area of the state. Khadijat is one of the victims of incessant kidnapping, ritual killing and other violent crimes in the Akoko area of the Ondo North Senatorial District.
The violent crimes had made the traditional chiefs under the auspices of Concerned Akoko Traditional Chiefs to call on government to protect not only the lives of the citizens but the traditional institutions in the area.
In recent time, the Oniyani of Iyani-Akoko and his chiefs; the Regent of Akungba Akoko; former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Victor Olabimtan; Mrs. Ogunmilade, wife of the former Chairman of Akoko North- West Local Government; wife of Oba Agunloye, the Alauga of Auga Akoko and her driver were kidnapped in the axis. A family source said the body of Khadijat, who was declared missing six days ago in the school, was found under the bed of her Abujabased boyfriend, Adeyemi Alao popularly known as QS, said to be at large. The source claimed the family suspected Khadijat was murdered for money ritual.
The family source said Alao’s younger brother saw the decomposing body of Oluboyo’s daughter in a mysterious manner and later reported the incident to the police in Akure.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, said policemen discovered the body of the undergraduate at a house at Oke-Aro area of Akure, following a tip-off. The PPRO disclosed that some arrests had been made in connection with the death of the former deputy governor’s daughter.
However, he said a full briefing would be done by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju, on the incident after the completion of investigations. Meanwhile, the Association of Concerned Akoko Traditional Chiefs has called on all Akoko Obas to rise up and protest to President Muhammadu Buhari and express their displeasure on the humiliation meted on traditional rulers as targets of kidnapping.
The traditional chiefs, including Olu Ogunsusi, Adejoro Olamomiara and Samuel Ayodele Ojo, called on the National Assembly members including the senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District to table the insecurity situation in Akoko land before the National Assembly as a matter of “urgent attention”.