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Gov Adeleke Protest Repatriation Of Youths Believed To Be Osun Indigenes From Lagos State

Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke has protested to his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the reported repatriation of youths believed to be indigenes of Osun to their state of origin allegedly by Lagos State government authorities.

Several luxury buses were reportedly seen dropping off hundreds of youth at various points of Ilesa area of the State at the weekend after allegedly rounding them up in several parts of Lagos State.

A statement signed by the Spokesperson to Governor Adeleke, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, on Monday, said his principal has consequently interfaced with Governor Sanwo-Olu over the development, urging the Lagos State governor to look into the matter and put an end to the incident.

“The report was confirmed by an investigation team set up to confirm the veracity of the story by the Osun State Government.

“The state team reported that eyewitness accounts confirmed the dropping of the youths in several luxurious buses by a team suspected to be from Lagos State.

“The state’s report showed that the youths were systematically dropped at

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Ilesa-Akure Express junction, Breweries; Ilesa – Ibodi – Iginla to Ife Express junction; Osun Ankara Express junction; Imelu Express junction; and Iperindo Express junction.

“In his interaction with the Lagos State Governor on the incident, Governor Adeleke expressed shock at the development, urging Governor Sanwoolu to look into the matter and put an end to it if the report is true,” the statement said.

Raheed further quoted Governor Adeleke as saying that, “I spoke with my brother, Governor Sanwoolu on the matter. He too was surprised and he denied ever authorising any such action.

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“Governor Sanwoolu has promised immediate investigation to unravel the facts of the situation. The Lagos team will update us as quickly as possible.

“I am subsequently directing our security agencies in Osun to mount surveillance in and around Ilesa to track the deported youths and their destinations.

“I will update our people on this development. I urge residents to be calm while the security agencies carry out surveillance.”

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