A man identified as Dotun Somefun has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command, over the death of a Peoples Democratic Party’s supporter.
The crisis within the local government leadership in the state took another dimension when a supporter of PDP identified as Abdulasisi Isa was shot dead during a clash in Surulere Local Government Area of the state on Monday.
It was reported that Isa was killed when supporters of the All Progressives Congress and PDP clashed over the
authentic Chairman of the Local Government Area.
Governor Seyi Makinde had sacked the Local Government Chairmen who were elected in May 2018 during the administration of former Governor, Abiola Ajimobi.
The Oyo State Governor appointed caretaker committees to replace the sacked chairmen, however, the caretaker committees members have been at loggerheads following the attempt of the sacked Chairmen to resume to their offices.
The Oyo State police command while reacting to the death of Isa revealed that it has arrested Somefun, who is currently helping the command in its investigation.
The killing was confirmed by the spokesperson of the command, Olugbega Fadeyi, he noted that the deceased sustained bullet injury and confirmed dead at the Bowen University Teaching Hospital in Ogbomoso on Monday.
Fadeyi in the statement released said: “Today, at about 1230 hours, two vehicles, one black Acura legend and black Volkswagen Golf vehicles were coming from Iwofin towards Ogbomoso and around Surulere Local Government, Iresadu, there was an attack and the occupants of the vehicles fired and one Isah Azeez ‘m’ about 50 years sustained bullet injury and was rushed to Bowen Teaching Hospital for treatment where he was later confirmed dead.”
“The crowd outside also fired at the vehicles where one Dotun Somefun ‘m’ an occupant of the Acura was also injured, treated in an hospital in Ogbomoso by his group.”
“He is currently in Police custody and assisting the police in their investigation, while DC CID is investigating the matter.”