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Ife – Crisis : Enquiry Commission Calls For Memoranda

Secretary to Government, State of Osun Alhaji Manshood Adeoti escorted by DSS during inspection of damages 

The Judicial Panel of Enquiry set up by the Osun State government to look into the March 8 mayhem in Ile-Ife has headed by Justice Manshood Adeigbe has called on the members of the  public to submit memoranda that would help in its investigation.

Last month, the police paraded 20 suspects arrested in connection with the crisis.

Criticism trailed the police’s investigation especially the Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) who has persistently alleged that all the suspects arrested so far were Yoruba’s prompting the government to set up an independent panel to investigate the cause of the clash and recommend appropriate sanctions, compensations and measures to prevent future occurrences.

The panel called on the public to submit their memoranda on or before April 10 at Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall in Ile-Ife.

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According to a statement by the Secretary, Bisi Babalola, the memoranda must be signed and contain the name, address and telephone numbers of their writers.

The statement said: “All memoranda shall be clearly typed and have introduction of the subject matter, statement of facts on the subject matter, issues from statement of facts for determination, arguments in support of the issue and relief being sought.”

Babalola said the panel has an objective to investigate the immediate causes of the violence to prevent future occurrences.

 

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