Police arrest Oyo House of Assembly Chief Whip over Olatoye’s death

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The Oyo State Police Command has arrested the Chief Whip, Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Wasiu Olafisoye Akinmoyede in connection with the gruesome killing of Hon. Temitope Olatoye a.k.a. Sugar who was shot dead during last Saturday’s poll in the state.

The arrest of Hon. Akinmoyede has brought the number of suspects to two since the dastardly act last Saturday.

The Acting Inspector General of Police had after the killing of the federal lawmaker gave a marching order to the police command to ensure that they fish out the killers of the lawmaker.

Hon. Olatoye was representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency in the lower chamber of the National Assembly before his untimely death.

The suspect, Honourable Akinmoyede, representing Lagelu state constituency, was alleged to have had a hand in the killing of Honourable Olatoye during the governorship election.

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The security agency, it was gathered had written a letter to the state House of Assembly that Honourable Akinmoyede is currently under investigation.

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It was learned that the two politicians have been at loggerheads in Lagelu local government area of the state over the years.

Olatoye represented the constituency in the House of Assembly during 2011-2015 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before moving ahead to represent Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency in the House of Representatives and contested for the party’s senatorial ticket but lost to the former Senate leader, Teslim Folarin while Honourable Akinmoyede, who currently represents the same constituency in the state House of Assembly had been chairman of the same local government council before.

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The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, a Superintendent of Police (SP) when contacted said he was not aware of the development.

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The lawmaker, investigation gathered was fingered in the death of Olatoye, following an unrepentant rivalry between the two figures in the constituency.

According to sources, Honourable Akinmoyede was arrested on Tuesday night and taken to Abuja for prosecution according to the law.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Olagunju Ojo when contacted on the development confirmed that the House was notified through a letter that Honourable Akinmoyede is under investigation.

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Ojo said “I am not aware that he has been taken to Abuja. I am only aware that he is under investigations but I am not whether he has been taken to Abuja or not.”

On whether the State House of Assembly received a letter of his arrest or investigation, the Speaker acknowledged receipt of the letter which notified the house that one of his members in under investigation.

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“Yes, we received a letter that he is under investigation, I am not aware that he is been taken to Abuja or not,” Ojo stated.

The Oyo State Police Command had on Monday said its getting closer to arresting all those involved in the gruesome killing of Honourable Temitope Olatoye a.k.a Sugar on Saturday.

The State Commissioner of Police said a team of police investigators led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) has succeeded in arresting one person (names withheld) in connection with the killing of federal lawmaker.

The state Police Command had on Sunday vowed to ensure that the killers of Hon. Temitope Olatoye during the Saturday’s poll were arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law

According to the state police boss, the police is closer to arresting all those involved in Saturday’s killing of Hon. Olatoye.


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