Suspected Killers of Oyo Lawmaker Arrested

Four suspected Killers of Oyo lawmaker, Gideon Aremu, have been arrested.
Oyo State Police Command said in a statement on Sunday that the four suspects are believed to be responsible for the gruesome murder of Aremu on July 1, 2016.
The lawmaker from the Labour Party, who represented Oorelope constituency, was the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Public Relations and Security.
Are­mu was to bag a doctorate degree in Statistics from the University of Ilorin a week before he was killed in front of his house in Alakia area of Ibadan as he negotiated to drive into his compound.
He was said to have collected graduation gown for the convocation and had even invited his fellow legislators and friends to Ilorin, Kwara State, for the celebration of his academic achievement.
It was revealed that he was shot dead by two gunmen, who trailed him on a motorcycle, to the entrance of his residence at Alakia, Ibadan, about 9p.m.
Wife of the deceased lawmaker was said to be opening the gate of the house for him to drive in when the assassins alighted from the motorcycle and shot him several times.
The gunmen ensured that he gave up the ghost before they hopped on the motorcycle again and left. His cellphone was taken away by the assassins.
After the murder, the State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, placed a N5m bounty on the heads of the killers.
The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Leye Oyebade said in a statement on Sunday that the arrest was made possible by an Intelligence Response Team set up by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and detectives from the State Command.
“I wish to inform you that four suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime,” Oyebade said.

Author: News Editor

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