According to the So-Safe boss, Pastor Adisa’s death was a result of an operational error.

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Busy Flies November 2, 2023
Updated 2023/11/02 at 1:08 AM

During a press conference in Abeokuta, the management of So-Safe Corps, which is the security outfit owned by the Ogun State government, admitted that they mistakenly killed Pastor Adeniyi Adisa during an operation on July 1st in the Abule Ori community of Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area.

Commander Soji Ganzallo expressed apologies to the family of the late pastor and described the incident as unfortunate. Ganzallo explained that the officers were responding to a distress call and successfully rescued seven church members who had been kidnapped.

However, while attempting to trail the kidnappers, a shoot-out occurred and resulted in the unintended death of Pastor Adisa.

“Unfortunately, the situation was incredibly unfortunate and deeply saddening, leaving none of us feeling any sense of happiness. Following the incident, So Safe issued a public statement stating that seven church members who had been kidnapped were successfully rescued, while one of the kidnappers was fatally shot and others managed to escape with gunshot wounds.

“However, during our investigation, it came to light that the individual who was killed was not actually one of the kidnappers. He was identified as Pastor Saheeb Adeniyi Adisa from Oke Oluokun, Ibadan, Oyo State, who had previously been abducted by the kidnappers and may have been taken along with them with the intention of releasing him after the ransom was collected, before proceeding with their next operation. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this incident occurred.

“The Ogun State Police Command has thoroughly investigated this case and has determined that Pastor Saheeb Adeniyi Adisa was indeed a victim of kidnapping and was never involved in any criminal activities.

This retraction is to clarify the facts and provide some comfort to the family, reassuring them that their son, Pastor Saheeb Adeniyi Adisa, was not involved in any wrongdoing.”

olice and they have assured us that they are preparing a report on the incident. We appreciate their efforts and we just want to heal from this tragedy. Losing a loved one is never easy, especially in such circumstances. We want to express our deepest condolences to the family and we pray that the departed soul may rest in peace.”

Furthermore, Ganzallo shared that the So-Safe Corps is collaborating with Commissioner of Police, Alamutu Abiodun, to provide compensation for the deceased’s children. This support will be given within the first week of November.

During the press briefing, Chief Muiz Adegboyega Akande, Otun Parakoyi of Ibadan land, spoke on behalf of the family and expressed their satisfaction with the peaceful resolution of the incident.

Chief Akande stated, “It is a painful loss, but as a sensible family, we have determined that it was an unintentional mistake. We have engaged with the police, and they have assured us that they are preparing a report. We appreciate their cooperation and are focused on moving forward. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, and we hope that the departed soul may find eternal peace.”

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