Police have confirmed the arrested of one person in connection with the assassination of Temitope Olatoye also known as Sugar, an House of Reps member from Oyo state.
Sugar before his untimely death was the Federal House of Representatives representing Lagelu /Akinyele Federal Constituency and the Chairman, House Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning.
The federal lawmaker was shot in Ibadan, in Oyo State during the Governorship/Assembly polls in Saturday, and reportedly died in the ICU of the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan.
Shina Olukolu, the state commissioner of police revealed that a team police investigators led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) has cracked down and arrested a suspect in connection to the murder of the deceased House of Reps member.
Speaking on Tuesday via the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi a Superintendent of Police, Olukolu revealed that the singular arrest will further lead to the arrests of more suspects.
“We have arrested one person in connection with the killing of the lawmaker and he is helping the police with useful information that will eventually lead to the arrest of all those that have hands in the dastardly act. I can tell you that we are getting closer to the killers,” he said.
“I learnt that Sugar was ambushed and, in the process, sustained gunshot injuries in the head.
“He was immediately evacuated to the UCH for medical attention, but, unfortunately, he died at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital while receiving treatment, ”he said.
He added the area where the incident occurred was cordoned while he directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) to personally lead the team of investigators.
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.
Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.
￼Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.
He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death
Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.
The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.
Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:
“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”
I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama's soul rest eternally. pic.twitter.com/EaFIlq3Uv3
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 15, 2020
INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.
The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.
Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.
Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.
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