Police confirm information on suspected killer of Oyo lawmaker

Temitope Olatoye Sugar Oyo lawmaker shot dead

The police in Oyo State have confirmed its possession of firsthand information on the identity of the suspected killer of an Oyo State lawmaker, Temitope Olatoye.

Mr Olatoye was the House of Representatives member for Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency.

The lawmaker, popularly known as sugar, was shot on the head by gunmen during the governorship and State House of Assembly elections on Saturday.

He was taken to the Intensive Centre Unit (ICU) of the University College Hospital where he died.

Olatoye contested for the Oyo Central Senatorial district on the platform of Action Democratic Party (ADP) during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections.

Oyo police commissioner, Shina Olukolu, in a statement on Sunday, said investigation had begun on the incident.

“Concerted efforts are ongoing to unravel and arrest the suspected killer in compliance with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police (IG) Muhammed Adamu.

“I seek the cooperation and understanding of the family members who are bereaved and mourning and the support of the public to assist the police with credible and useful information that will lead to the arrest of the fleeing culprits,’’ Mr Olukolu said.