Unknown Gunmen Kill Opposition Lawmaker in Oyo Assembly
Gideon Aremu, lawmaker representing Orelope in Iseyin/Itesiwaju constituency in the Oyo state house of assembly, has been killed.
A source confirmed this to newsmen, saying the unfortunate incident happened in the late hours of Friday.
The source said Aremu’s assailant trailed him to his Alakia residence in the Egbeda local government area of the state, before opening fire on him.
Aremu was the only opposition lawmaker in the constituency, as his other nine colleagues are from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Adekunle Ajisebutu, spokesman of the Oyo police command, confirmed the incident, saying investigation is ongoing.
“I can confirm that the incident happened late yesterday, and the police have swung into action,” he told TheCable.
“The commissioner has deployed human and material resources in tracking down the culprits. We can assure the public that very soon, we will apprehend those behind this cruel act. We equally want to appeal members of the public who have information that will help our course to come forward. Please don’t hesitate.”
In December, the appeal court upheld the election of the Labour Party representative, affirming the ruling of the election tribunal.