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Sunday, July 3, 2016

How Oyo lawmaker was murdered

A member of Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr. Gideon Aremu, representing Oorelope  constituency, has been reportedly murdered by  unknown gunmen.

He was said to have been killed on Friday night in his Alakia residence in Egbeda Local Government Area  where assailants shot him at close range. 

The attackers, numbering three, were said to have trailed him to his residence around 11pm. 

Sunday Vanguard gathered that he had some money on him at the time, but  the assailants did not take anything from him except his mobile phone. 

The APC  lawmaker was said to have been shot severally by his attackers immediately he alighted from his car. 

He  reportedly died as he was being rushed to a nearby private hospital. 

The deceased and other legislators, Sunday Vanguard gathered, had breakfast with a former governor in his Bodija residence that Friday evening. 

Until his death, he was the Chairman, Oyo State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Public Relations and Security. 

Confirming the incident, Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said, “It is true that the gentleman was killed”. 

Oyo State  APC described the death  as shocking and called for thorough investigation into the matter by security agencies with a view to bringing the culprits to justice. 

The party, in a statement by its Director of Publicity and Strategy, Olawale Sadare, said the deceased was an energetic, diligent and easy-going politician “whose death had opened another sad chapter in the history of the Pacesetter State”.

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