Lawyer Sues Buhari, Makinde Over Fulani Herdsmen's Killings In Oyo Towns

An Oyo State-based lawyer, Femi Aborisade, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Seyi Makinde of the state before a Federal High Court in Ibadan over alleged Fulani killings in some local government areas of the state.

The councils include Ibarapa Central, Ibarapa East, Ibarapa North, Igangan, Atisbo, Irepo, Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Iwajowa, Kajola, Oorelope, Olorunsogo, Saki East and Saki West local government areas.

Other defendants in the suit filed by the legal practitioner are the state commissioner of police, attorney general of the federation and state commissioner for justice.

In his application, Aborisade asked the court to order Buhari, Makinde and others to arrest, investigate and prosecute suspected armed herders, suspected armed robbers and suspected kidnappers who commit criminal trespass, rape, murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and other offences in the LGAs.

The lawyer said he had been unable to visit members of his family living in Itasa, a town in Iwajowa Local Government Area for the past one year over fear of being attacked.


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