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Police arrest Oyo state house of assembly Chief Whip over Olatoye’s assassination

Valentine Chinyem



Oyo State Police have arrested the Chief Whip of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Wasiu Olafisoye Akinmoyede, who was fingered in connection with the murder of a senatorial candidate and member of Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Temitope Olatoye, popularly known as Sugar.

Olatoye was representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, while, Akinmoyede is representing Lagelu state constituency.

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

However, the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Olagunju Ojo, confirmed the arrest. He said the House was notified through a letter.

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 aware whether he has been taken to Abuja or not.”