Who Killed Olaitan Oyerinde? By Kayode Oladele

Olaitan Oyerinde
By Kayode Oladele

Olaitan Oyerinde’s abrupt death at the hands of the wicked murderers is tragic and heartbreaking. We all wish we could undo what had happened and bring him back because to those of us that knew this very great mind and intellect, the world is a lesser place without Olaitan in it.

Indeed, the last time we met in Lagos, he told me of his plans to return to the Nigerian Labor Congress after the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Edo State. He said it was only after the elections that the comrade Governor could release him if at all he would approve of his exit plans. It was as if Olaitan had the premonition of this sordid act even though, from our discussion, he seemed to be very concerned with what he perceived as a very serious leadership crisis at the secretariat of the NLC at the time.

The level of violence Nigeria continues to witness is alarming and unacceptable. The Country is fast growing into a state where the government cannot even perform the minimum task of a state, being unable to control unruly elements and offer citizens a modicum of security and protection. However, the criminal justice system in totality; the courts, the police, the prisons system and the politicians should take the blame for the spate of violence, even though, the Police must take the greater share of the blame. This is because the Police represent the most visible institution in the criminal justice system.  The police represent the bridge between law and order and anarchy and where the police institution or law enforcement  is weak, anarchy will infect the society like a plague. When the criminal justice system has sacred cows, the untouchables, a mafia-like society will emerge.  In Nigeria today, it is a fact that the Police have been limited in their investigative ability and arrest powers due to political interference and considerations which have in turn, tie the hands of law and order.

The police, being the agency established by the constitution to protect lives and property must resist political pressure and take better anti-crime measures.  Political assassinations will continue unabated as long as previous cases remain unsolved. People will always have the tendency to be lured into crime either for the sake of money or power, but if we have an effective criminal justice system, the temptation can be greatly reduced. But because criminals have little or nothing to fear from the state, its elements ignore state power and its machinery; hence, there is a gradual collapse of law and order even as the state has demonstrated helplessness in dealing with the spate of violence. The police must therefore, live up to expectations, avoid political pressure and respond to our demand and clarion call  that they apprehend and prosecute criminals, no matter how highly placed. Punishment is still the basic response to crime even though; there is no conclusive evidence that punishment does deter crime.

This is a time when efforts should be geared towards ensuring internal security in the country, but we have too many vows and assurances without any discernible measures for the protection of lives and property.
I wish I had words that could make our pains at this time less, but I call on the Nigeria Police not to treat Olaitan’s murder as yet another case of unsolved murder in Nigeria. Finally, my thoughts and prayers go to his immediate family as they grieve the loss of their beloved son, husband, father and bread winner.
 

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May his soul rest in Peace

It disturbing and sad.
In the last day, there would be judgement, and God will pay every man according to his work.
Good Night Young Man.

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As Nigerian polity is now an arena of kill and go while government of the day does nothing about it with the security situation degenerating into a comatose situation causing Nigerians to live in fear,hunger,joblessness etc.President Goodluck Jonathan keep telling Nigerians "be calm,I will bring the situation under control..." with nothing to show for it.Reading between the lines of Azazi's recent comment,one can see the facts of what the government of COMPROMISE in Nigeria is causing under PDP as well as other political groups.The JUDICIARY, POLICE and other security apparati shows signs of a clueless approach to the state of insecurity.How many unresolved political murders have happened and more are under way which will go the same way.Those that killed this young promising Nigerian are no aliens.Neither are they spirits,but they are being protected by the state hence they can not be fished out.Time will proove Azazi right or wrong,in the meantime where are we going?

GOD killed Oyerinde

Since nothing is impossible except GOD gives the go-ahead, then, by inference, GOD must have killed Oyerinde.

We are STUPID PEOPLE - close to being MORONS.

We need to take the country back!

There are millions of unsung Nigerians daily dying at the hands of HOODLUMS and brigands.

JONATHAN is CLUELESS and heads above himself in the governance of NIGERIA.

The caudron of corruption

It is very easy to point fingers at the police as the cause of our present socio-political calamities. The real problem is with weak handling of crucial issues by Aso Rock. The corruption syndrome is being down played because if affects all, even the proletariat . We all have to involve ourselves in the pursuance of clear-cut demand for the eradication of corrupt vices in our ways .

It is a curse to be born a Nigerian?

The non payment of salaries and pensions in Nigeria is not just so worrisome but also disgraceful for any administration that fails to perform their responsibilities at the nick of time.
Could it be that Jonathan government is trying to block all the loopholes that has allow massive fraud in the payment system? There are some workers in Nigerian Prison Service who are yet to get their pensions in 25 months.
Sometimes you ask yourself if it a curse to be born a Nigerian. It was much more easier to survive in stone age as compare to survival of powerless and less corrupt Nigeria in a modern day Nigeria.
Nigeria is gradually approaching the same political and economic conditions that led to system change in France in 1789 and in China in 1945 and Soviet Union just before the 2nd world war.

@ Sunday Njoked

I think Sunday made a valid point here about the NLC. Police should not leave any stone unturned as this is a place they need to beam their search light on.

Presidency should also try and pay police promptly. We cannot afford to entrust gun into the hands of a man with empty stomach. Even with full stomach they are still what they are.

Jonathan pay workers salaries on time in abuja and MFA

I strongly suspect he was killed by boko haram. Oyerinde was surely a high value target 4 them. Kill him and blame it on Jonathan and his men in aso rock. No sane member of PDP will kill an idigene of Osun state-for the fun of it-haba just like that? Its either somebody from edo state who is not happy with a yoruba man working in his state or ACN kills 2 appease their gods. @jonathan The issue of none payment of salaries when due by government is becoming a very troubling issue. Jonathan should wake up to his socio economic responsibilities. Its the same thing abroad. During my recent visit to Geneva Switzerland for a human rights meeting recently, I was told how the ambassador over there often slashed the salaries of workers into half. And pockets such, on the orders of president Jonathan. Do you kill a man because you dont want him at his duty post in NLC? Jonathan investigate the Nigerain ambassador to switzerland.

Adieu Comrade

I got to know Mr Olaitan in 2009 while schooling in Uniben. I met him at a time our student association needed support for a conference we were about hosting&we owe the success of the conference to him. He was a kind hearted,nice,approachable,understanding&sincere man. He was the life wire of Oshiomole's administration, guess that was why he was assassinated. May ur gentle soul rest in peace Sir.

I got to know Mr Olaitan in

I got to know Mr Olaitan in 2009 while schooling in Uniben. I met him at a time our student association needed support for a conference we were about hosting&we owe the success of the conference to him. He was a kind hearted,nice,approachable,understanding&sincere man. He was the life wire of Oshiomole's administration, guess that was why he was assassinated. May ur gentle soul rest in peace Sir.

Is this true?

SCANDAL:: EDO STATE GOV, OSHIOMOLE's MANHOOD SUCKED IN PUBLIC DISPLAYhttp://www.date360.net/forum/topics/scandal-edo-state-gov-oshiomole-s-manhood-sucked-in-public-displa sahara reporters can you confirn?

re-who kill olaitan oyerinde

only GOD knows but one thing is sure they will surely pay 4 dia actions at d end,may GOD give d family fortitude to bear d loss.

Blame It On Corruption And Election Rigging

Today is 8th of May 2012 and Jonathan has not paid the police, army plus all federal workers. In this case, how do you want hungry and uncared-for police to fight crime? Since Jonathan became president, he continues to pay workers belatedly. The late president Yaradua had paid workers promptly. Blame Jonathan and not the police.

And secondly, the NLC ace people are as corrupt as hell. If NLC headship knows that Mr Olaitan is a clean man who is coming to remove corruption from the NLC, they too, could be suspect in this matter. What if somebody did not want him back at the NLC?