Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the executive governor of Edo state, has laid the blame for the assassination of his Special Adviser and Personal Secreatry, Mr. Olaitan Oyerinde, squarely at the doorstep of the Nigeria Police.
Oshiomole made this allegation on Thursday in Abuja while speaking at the launching of the new code of conduct for the Nigerian police. The governor supported his allegation with the explanation that both the assassin and the weapon used to murder the late Oyerinde were in police custody as at the time the assassination was carried out.
The governor said, “The man, who was involved in the murder according to the record of the police including the entry made by a DPO (Divisional Police Officer) in a police station, was already under police detention at the time my private secretary was murdered.
“The weapon that was used for the murder was used for armed robbery earlier, recovered by the police and under police custody at the time my secretary was murdered.
“So, the man who murdered my secretary was in police custody; the gun he used was in police custody and this is the findings of the police. The only conclusion that can be reached is that the police ordered the killing of my private secretary.
Mr Oshiomole, who was visibly moved to tears called for the investigation of the Deputy Inspector General of police in charge of criminal investigation and possible dismissal if he is found guilty in the death of late Oyerinde.
The former aide to Mr Oshiomhole was shot and killed in front of his wife and children at his residence in Benin City by suspected assassins.