Gunmen Kill Oyo State Lawmaker At His Alakia Residence.

Mr Gideon Aremu, Chairman, Oyo State House of Assembly Committee on Information and Security, has been shot to death by gunmen at his residence. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Aremu (Orelope-Labour Party) was killed on Friday [Jul 01] at about 9p.m. while driving into his house at Alakia area of Ibadan

NAN gathered that the wife of the deceased was opening the gate for him when two men riding motorcycles shot at Aremu several times. “The armed men waited several minutes afterwards to ensure he was dead and took away just his cell phone’’ the source said.

Spokesman for the State Police Command, Mr Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the assassination of Aremu. Ajisebutu said the Commissioner of Police in the State had directed the commencement of thorough investigation into the killing.

The Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr Musah Abdul-Wasi, described the incident as a rude shock and a great loss to the entire state and the country. Abdul-Wasi said the deceased believed in securing a great future.

“It is regrettable he is not going to see that future, he was supposed to be conferred with PhD by the University of Ilorin next week. “He has collected his gown and invited his colleagues and friends to the graduation, it is very sad”, he said.

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