Osun Medical Practitioners Protest, Demand Justice For Murdered Colleague, Prof Elusiyan


By Ismail Kolapo

The Nigerian Medical Association, Osun State branch has stormed streets of Osogbo, state capital over the murder of Prof Jerome Boluwaji Elusiyan demanding to brought perpetrator killer to justice.

The protesters who stormed the streets on Friday, to expressed their strong dissatisfaction over growing of insecurity in Nigeria, charged the government to wakeup on its responsibility to safeguard life and properties of the citizens.

Speaking, the chairman of NMA, Osun Prof Edward Komolafe said the primary responsibility of any government is to provide adequate security for the people to move to the party of the country without any fear.

Komolafe further said the government should put an end to killing of the citizens on Nigeria highways which he said was perpetrated by bandits.

He urged the government to recognize the victim and gave him befitting honor and care for his family.

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Acccording to him, “We are here to protect brutal killing of one of our colleagues Prof Jerome Boluwaji Elusiyan who was murdered exactly one week ago on his returning back from Irrua to Ile-Ife.

“With a heavy full of grief, the NMA , register her sorrow over the gruesome murder of our member while he was returning from Irrua specialist hospital where he was an examiner in the final examination for Mediacal students.

“Doctors are citizen of this country we are the highest paying tax workers our life must safeguard, we should free to move as doctor which can call any moment to safe life.

Addressing the protesters at the State Police Headquarters,Osogbo, the Commissioner of police, Mrs Abiodun Ige described the incident as unfortunate which nobody is praying for, adding that the police will use power within its limit to fight crime and bring crime to the barest minimum.

Ige assured them that agency will saddled with the duty of protecting life and property will not shake in our responsibilities .

According to CP, “the IG has spoken on it and has charged everybody to be out and ensure that we have patrol, the nooks and crannies are properly policed with the view of putting an end on such incident .

“By the grace of God we will try our best and everybody will be able to sleep without fear, she added

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