Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Thursday, June 17, ordered investigations into the mayhem that broke out on Wednesday, between cell phone sellers and suspected hoodlums at Iwo Road in Ibadan.
Makinde made this known when he visited the scene, saying the investigation was, “to ensure that everyone involved in the dastardly act is brought to book”.
The governor, accompanied by the Commissioner of Police and other senior security agents, described the mayhem that claimed the life of one person as unfortunate.
Makinde, while addressing the traders, promised that such an incident would never happen again.
“In the meantime, we will sanitise the whole area (Iwo Road), where cultists congregate; and also review the Park Management System.”
He directed the phone sellers to choose representatives who would discuss how his government could assist them (traders).
Recall that there was pandemonium around the Iwo Road area on Wednesday evening; as some park managers allegedly clashed with some cell phone retailers, leading to the killing of one person.
A shopping complex housing the phone sellers was vandalised; while cell phones and their accessories, among other valuables, were destroyed in the process.