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Suspected Killer Of Olatoye Sugar Apprehended By Police


Hon. Temitope Olatoye, also known as Sugar, a member representing Akinyele/Lagelu in the House of Representatives was on Saturday, 9th March killed by suspected gunmen.

The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Shina Olukolu and the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 11, Mr Leye Oyebade, on Monday revealed that one person has been arrested in connection to the killing.

The Police operatives while speaking with newsmen stated that Olatoye’s killing has no relation with the governorship and house of assembly elections.

They revealed that 18 people were apprehended for causing violence in the state while, six guns, nine live cartridges, axe and knives were recovered from the suspects.

The CP revealed that the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department has been carrying out an investigation on the killing of the lawmaker.

Oyebade said, “We have got a suspect but we can’t reveal all the details. I was at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan with the Oyo State Commissioner of Police on Saturday. The Chief Medical Director of the UCH was also with us.”

“From that point, we picked up the investigation. I want to assure members of the public that the IGP’s mandate is that no stone should be left unturned in unravelling the cause of the incident.”

“But the incident is not directly connected with the elections, going by the venue of the incident and the information we gathered of what happened prior to the incident”.

Olukolu stated that an unknown assailant from the Divisional Police Office at Iyana Offa gave information about the killing of Olatoye.

He said, “I learnt that Sugar was ambushed and, in the process, sustained gunshot injuries in the head. He was immediately evacuated to the UCH for medical attention, but, unfortunately, he died at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital while receiving treatment.”

He added that the area where the incident occurred was cordoned, while he directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to personally lead the team of investigators.

Olukolu while reacting to the killing at Akanran in Ona Ara local government area, stated that it has no connection with the election.

He said, “The two suspects arrested in connection with the incident claimed they had a previous issue with the deceased before fighting broke out again on the day of the election, during which deceased collapsed and died. The vehicle they brought to the scene was also recovered.”

“The third person that died was when a distress call indicated that about 15 hoodlums, who were armed, stormed a polling unit, approaching the venue with the mind of causing mayhem, snatching ballot boxes and inflicting injuries on members of the public.”

“A team of patrolmen were deployed and there was a response. A shot hit one of the hoodlums and he died. A shotgun was recovered, indicating that these people did not mean well for the entire society. We are working on it; whatever the circumstances are, all these cases are being investigated by the police to determine what happened exactly and appropriate actions would be taken.”

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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am