Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc Condemns Violent Attacks on Premises; Vows Enhanced Security Measures Following Tragic Loss

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Chukwuebuka Omerole, the Company Secretary of Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc, has issued a solemn statement regarding the distressing events that unfolded on the company’s premises in Okomu-Udo Ovia South-West L.G.A, Edo State, on May 6th and 7th, 2024.

The company was targeted in a violent assault by hoodlums on May 6th, resulting in the devastating loss of three esteemed rubber plantation workers. Omerole conveyed heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased, pledging unwavering support during this trying period.

Adding to the gravity of the situation, another assault occurred on the evening of May 7th, inflicting injuries upon four workers. However, swift and courageous actions by the company’s security personnel thwarted further harm to employees and property.

Despite the attacks, the motives behind them remain shrouded in uncertainty. Collaborating with law enforcement agencies, the company has launched a comprehensive investigation to uncover the perpetrators’ intentions and ensure justice is served.

Emphasizing the paramount importance of personnel safety and asset protection, Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc has immediately implemented robust security measures at its facilities.

In light of the ongoing investigation and out of respect for the affected individuals and their families, stakeholders are urged to refrain from speculation or spreading unverified information regarding the incidents.

Assuring full cooperation with relevant authorities, Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc pledges to provide timely updates on significant developments concerning the matter.

The company extends gratitude for the understanding and support of all stakeholders during this challenging time.


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