A Week to Conferment of PhD, Gunmen Kill Oyo Lawmaker

Oyo State House of Assembly is minus one, as it lost a member to suspected hired assassins.
Gideon Aremu, Chairman, Committee on Information and Security of the state Assembly, was reported to have been killef by gunmen at his residence, Friday night.
A week to the conferment of PhD (Doctorate) by the University of Ilorin, Aremu, a member representing Orelope Constituency (Labour Party) was murdered at about 9p.m. Friday night, while driving into his house at Alakia area of Ibadan.
It was gathered that the wife of the deceased was opening the gate for him when two men riding motorcycles shot at Aremu several times.
“The armed men waited several minutes afterwards to ensure he was dead and took away just his cell phone’’ the source said.
Oyo State Police Command Spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the assassination of Aremu.
Ajisebutu said the Commissioner of Police in the State had directed the commencement of thorough investigation into the killing.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, Musah Abdul-Wasi, described the incident as a rude shock and a great loss to the entire state and the country.
Abdul-Wasi said the deceased believed in securing a great future. “It is regrettable he is not going to see that future, he was supposed to be conferred with PhD by the University of Ilorin next week.
“He has collected his gown and invited his colleagues and friends to the graduation, it is very sad”, he said.

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