What I told Sanwo-Olu about deportation of Osun indigenes from Lagos - Adeleke


Governor Ademola Adeleke

By Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

Governor Ademola Adeleke said he has interfaced with his counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the alleged deportation of Osun indigenes from Lagos to the Ilesa area of Osun State.

Reports on Saturday indicated that several luxury buses dropped hundreds of youths at Ilesa after they were rounded up in several parts of Lagos State.

Osun State Government said an investigation team it set up to confirm the veracity of the story.

The investigative team reported that eye witness accounts confirmed the dropping of the youths in several luxurious buses by a team suspected to be from Lagos State.

The state’s report showed that the youths were systematically dropped at Ilesa-Akure Express junction, Breweries; Ilesa – Ibodi – Iginla to Ife Express junction; Osun Ankara Express junction; Imelu Express junction; and Iperindo Express junction.

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Adeleke said he expressed shock at the development in his interface with Governor Sanwoolu.

Adeleke added that he asked the Lagos State Government to look into the matter and put an end to it if the report is true.

“I spoke with my brother, Governor Sanwoolu on the matter. He too was surprised and he denied ever authorizing any such action.

“Governor Sanwoolu has promised immediate investigation to unravel the facts of the situation. The Lagos team will update us as quickly as possible.

“I am subsequently directing our security agencies in Osun to mount surveillance in and around Ilesa to track the deported youths and their destinations.

“I will update our people on this development. I urge residents to be calm while the security agencies carry out surveillance”, Governor Adeleke was quoted as saying.

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