The Oyo State Police command have vowed to fish out and prosecute the killers of the State House of Assembly member, Gideon Aremu who was murdered in front of his residence on Friday night at Alakia area of the state capital.
The 40-year-old lawmaker representing Oorelope constituency was said to be returning from a function at Bodija to his Akobo residence where three gunmen waylaid him on a motorcycle and shot him several times before fleeing the scene. Report has it that he died at the hospital as a result of multiple gun shots.
The Oyo State Police Commissioner, Adeleye Oyebade, who led journalists to the scene of the crime described the incident as an unfortunate event which has long been forgotten in the state. He however, assured the residents of the state and relatives of the deceased that full scale investigation would be launched to catch the perpetrators.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the incident as most shocking and disturbing. They called for thorough investigation into the matter by the relevant security agencies with a view to bringing the culprits to justice.
Hon. Gideon Aremu was the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Public Relations and Security under the Labour Party, until his death in the hands of suspected hired assassins.