By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, CP.Shina Olukolu has directed a high powered man haunt to fish out killers of the popular traditional medical practitioner, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf popularly known as Oko Oloyun.
Western Post had reported that the traditional medical practitioner was gruesomely murdered on the evening of Thursday by unknown gunmen.
In a release by the Police Public Relation Officer Mr Gbenga Fadeyi reference AZ/5250/OY/PPRO/VOL.5/129, a report was received by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO Igbo-ora that around Akeroro Area on the Abeokuta/Igbo-ora/Iseyin road, that 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.
However, an interesting twist to the story was that the deceased probably had earlier detected an alleged bookkeeping records fraud in his Lagos office which subsequently allegedly led to the burning/destruction of some financial/bookkeeping 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 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 CP, therefore, appealed to any member 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 at the same time assured members of the public that the Police is on top of the situation and working with other Police formations/units to ensuring that the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, to crack this case as quickly as possible is complied with to the letter.
“It is our resolve that no matter how long it takes, we promise to bring the culprits to justice within the shortest possible time.