The Commissioner of Police Oyo State Police Command, CP. Shina T. Olukolu has promised to bring to justice the culprits involved in the killing of Alhaji Fatai Yussuf.
Alhaji Yussuf a.k.a ‘Oko Oloyun’ was reportedly to have been shot dead on Thursday 23rd January, 2020 by unknown gunmen.
According to a statement released on Friday by SP. Fadeyi Olugbenga, Police Public Relations Officer, the Oyo State Police Command is making every necessary effort to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.
The Commissioner explained that the report was received by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO Igbo-ora that around Akeroro Area on the Abeokuta/Igbo-ora/Iseyin road, the 2-car convoy of the deceased was allegedly ambushed shortly after passing through five different Police Stop and Search teams along the route by yet to be identified assailants who fired at the moving vehicles on the road from the thick forest.
“The 2-man armed escorts of Policemen protecting the deceased engaged the assailants, but they managed to escape back into the forest after a single shot had hit the deceased who died later of his bullet injuries,” he said.
He said: “an interesting twist to the story was that the deceased probably had earlier detected an alleged book keeping records fraud in his Lagos office which subsequently allegedly led to the burning/destruction of some financial/book keeping records.
In addition to other possible motives, a plausible nexus is therefore being suspected between the fire incident and the attack on the deceased. Meanwhile, some of the staff and his two (2) Police escorts are being questioned by a team of crack detectives from the homicide section of State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID Iyaganku, Ibadan with a view of finding and apprehending the fleeing suspects who wrecked the heinous act.”
The Commissioner of Police urged members of the public with credible information not to hesitate in passing same to the Oyo State Police Command to assist in the detection of the crime and apprehension of the offenders,
He assured members of the public that the Police is on top of the situation and working with other Police formations/units to ensure that the directive of the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM,mni to crack this case as quickly as possible is complied with to the letter.