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Olatoye ‘Sugar’: Four more suspects in police net over Oyo lawmaker’s murder

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The police have apprehended four more suspects in the murder case of House of Representatives member for Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency, Temitope Olatoye, popularly known as ‘Sugar.’

Olatoye was shot on the head by gunmen and was rushed to the University College Hospital where he died at the Intensive Centre Unit while receiving treatment.

Confirming the latest arrests, the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mba, added that the police is doing everything to apprehend other accomplices in the crime.

Mba listed those in custody as “Lafisoye Akinmoyede, 54; Alh. Rafiu Adebayo, 68; Taofeek Adebayo a.k.a Ejo, 39, Alh. Rasheed Oladele, 66 and Mutiu Oguntola, 28, who was apprehended on Thursday.”

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It will be recalled that the police had earlier apprehended Akinmoyede who is the chief whip of Oyo State House of Assembly, in connection with the murder which occurred during the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections last Saturday.

The police spokesman noted that one of the suspects, Oguntola, sustained bullet injuries in the shoulder blade and groin while trying to evade arrest. He was subsequently taken to an undisclosed hospital where he was being stabilised.

He said, “I can confirm that we are making steady progress in our investigation into the murder of Olatoye. We have five suspects in custody and the operation to arrest other suspects involved in the heinous crime is ongoing.

“The suspects are still in the custody of the Oyo State Police Command where they are helping the police to track down other accomplices.”

Mba added that the suspects may be transferred to Abuja next week.

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