Police Arrest Suspected Killers Of Oyo Lawmaker, Gideon Aremu

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IBADAN/By Dipo Awojobi – Four suspected killers of a member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Gideon Aremu, have been arrested.
Acting IGP Ibrahim Idris
Aremu, a Labour Party lawmaker who was representing Oorelope State Constituency, was shot dead by gunmen at his home in Alakia, Ibadan on July 1, 2016. Sources said the killers trailed the lawmaker to his house on a motorcycle.

To facilitate the arrest of the killers, Governor Abiola Ajimobi had offered a N5m reward for members of the public that could supply useful information that could lead to the arrest of the killers.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Leye Oyebade said in a statement that the arrest of the suspects was made possible by a combined team of Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and detectives from the Oyo State Police Command.

The statement read in part, “Refer to the gruesome murder of Hon. Gideon Aremu on July 1, 2016 by some gunmen, who made away with his Samsung phones and some money. I wish to inform you that four suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime.

The police boss assured that the four suspects would be paraded at the police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan as soon as investigations were concluded.

The late Aremu was the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Public Relations and Security until his sudden death.

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