He had given succor to many women who found it difficult to get the fruits of the womb using local herbs.
Such was his popularity and the efficacy of his herbs that he was named Oko Oloyun, husband of the pregnant.
But popular traditional medical expert, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, aka Oko Oloyun, was felled by unknown assassin’s bullets on Thursday while traveling to Iseyin, Oyo State from Ibadan.
Oyo State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the murder of the popular traditional medical expert, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, aka Oko Oloyun.
Yusuf was killed by unknown gunmen along Igbo-Ora-Eruwa Road.
Confirming the sad incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Gbenga Fadeyi, told The Nation newspaper that Yusuf was killed around 4:30 pm while traveling to Iseyin, Oyo State.
Fadeyi, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shina Olukolu, had visited the site of the incident along with some deputy commissioners for an on-the-spot fact-finding mission.
The PPRO said Olukolu had also ordered a high-powered manhunt for the hoodlums who perpetrated the dastardly act with a view to bringing them to justice.
The news of Oko Oloyun’s death caused a big stir at Oko Oloyun bus stop around Isheri along Isheri-Igando road, his head office, last night.