Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said the announcement of the arrest of Idris Ojo as one of the perpetrators of the June 5 attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo was a mix-up from the Chief of Defence Staff(CDS), General Lucky Irabor.
Governor Akeredolu explained that Idris Ojo, who was number 14 on the wanted list of Kuje Prison Escapees was arrested in his brother’s house in Akure.
Akeredolu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary(CPS), Richard Olatunde, was reacting to the confusing statement created in the public space that the ugly event of June 5 attack in Owo preceded the unfortunate incident in Kuje prison.
“The attention of Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has been drawn to the announcement of Idris Ojo as one of the attackers of St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, arrested by the security agencies.
“Akeredolu acknowledged the confusion the statement has created in the public space, considering that the ugly event of June 5 attack in Owo preceded the unfortunate incident on Kuje prison.
“Idris Ojo, who is number 14 on the wanted list of the Kuje Prison Escapees was arrested in his brother’s house in Akure. His brother, Jimoh Rasheed Ibrahim, received and accommodated him after he escaped from Kuje prison.
“He was thereafter moved and kept in the custody of the security operatives at the same time the attackers of Owo Catholic Church were arrested and brought into custody. Hence, the mix up,” the Governor said.
He urged members of the public to remain vigilant and give necessary support to the security agencies in the State.
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