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Gunmen Assassinate Oyo Politician, Fatai Aborode, in Igangan

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… Oyo Police Command confirms murder

By Richard Thomas, Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a prominent politician in Oyo State, Dr. Fatai Aborode, in Igangan, Ibarapa Local Development Authority area of the state.

Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Superintendent Olugbenga Fadeyi, on Saturday confirmed the killing.

He said in a press statement that, “At about 1750 hrs of 11/12/2020, along Apodun Road, Igangan, one Alhaji Fatai Aborode ‘M’ of Igangan, was robbed and shot by four unknown gunmen. The victim was rushed to Olugbon Hospital, Igboora where he was confirmed dead.

The statement further said effort was on to arrest the fleeing assailants.

Meanwhile, there was a report that some unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen had earlier attacked both Dr. Fatai Aborode and his manager while leaving his farm on motorbikes at about 4 pm on Friday.

He was said to have died in between Tapa and Aiyete Community as a result of severe injuries sustained during the attack that was meted on him by his attackers while being rushed to hospital at Igboora.

As of the time of filing this report, nobody has been arrested in connection with the crime.

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