Afegbua was shot dead by unknown gunmen along the Benin/Auchi expressway on his way to Benin, on Thursday 16th of March, 2017.
“This is wicked and mindless”, Governor Obaseki said.
Continuing, Governor Obaseki noted that the incident was an ugly stain on the government’s drive to completely rid the state of violence and re-orientate the people towards imbibing the culture of reliance on the judiciary alone in resolution of real or perceived conflicts.
On what steps have been taken to apprehend the culprits, the governor revealed that an investigative panel would be set up to work with the police towards unravelling the identities of those directly and indirectly connected to this cowardly act.
“The Government hereby assures the public of its resolve never to rest until the perpetrators are apprehended and the punishment the law holds out for the crime of murder administered to them as soon as possible”, he said.
Meanwhile, he also urged Afegbua’s family and the people of Etsako to remain progressive and not relent in pursuing development in the area.
“The government shares this harrowing moment with you. May he rest in the boundless peace of the Lord, and may his family find the grace and strength to bear his loss. May the people of Etsako also find the will to move on and continue in his progressive footsteps to develop the area”.