Family, friends and associates of Mr. Rahman Azeez, an alumnus of Lead City University, Ibadan, have demanded justice over his killing.
DAILY POST recalls that Mr. Azeez was killed during a clash between mobile phone sellers and members of Oyo State Park Management System (PMS) at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The deceased was killed on 16th June 2021.
Our correspondent also learnt that about three suspects have been arrested in connection with the clash. The suspects were paraded by the state police command on 21st June.
The family of the deceased, his friends and associates have urged the Oyo State government and the state police command to prosecute the perpetrators of the killing.
They made their demands during an interfaith prayer and solidarity protest marking 100 days of the death of the deceased on Friday.
Elder brother of the deceased, Mr. Ahmed Azeez, who spoke during the programme, noted that the family wants justice. He added that the family is demanding for the prosecution of the perpetrators.
He said “My name is Ahmed Azeez, the brother to Rahman Azeez, that was murdered on June 16th 2021 by the Auxiliary-led park management system in Oyo State.
“We have waited for the government to do investigation, to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators, but, nothing has been done. Let them know that we have not forgotten. 100 days is a milestone. I wish to state that this is not political.
“They came here to take an innocent life. He was not killed in a park. He was killed at his workplace. They have refused to do all the things they promised the second day the governor came here. Nothing has been done including the things that were damaged, they were not replaced. We expect the government to show us empathy.
“We are demanding the prosecution of the perpetrators. We want the perpetrators to be prosecuted and brought to book so that justice can prevail.”
Patron of Iwo Road Shopping Complex, Mr. Ramon Obi, who also spoke during the protest lamented that it is unfortunate that no official of the state government has visited the family to sympathise with them.
“Since the incident, no official of the State government has visited the family to sympathise with them,” he said.
The Public Relations Officer of the phone sellers, Mr. Oladele Julius, noted that what the association want is justice to prevail.
“What we want is justice. We are here. Justice delay is justice denied. Today makes it 100 days that we lost our colleague. We learnt that some people have been arrested. We don’t want them to cover the matter. We want the law to take its course,” he said.