Police arrest suspected killers of Oyo Assembly member

Oyo State Police Command has arrested four suspected assassins in connection with the gruesome murder of a member of the state House of Assembly, late Honourable Gideon Aremu.

Late Honourable Aremu, who was killed in front of his house at Alakia, Ibadan, on July 1, represented Oorelope constituency under the platform of the Labour Party.

He was until his death the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Public Relations and Security.

In an attempt to quicken the arrest of the killers, the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, placed N5 million bounty on the heads of the gunmen responsible for the murder of the lawmaker.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the state Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade, disclosed that the arrest 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: “Refer to gruesome murder of Honourable 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 arrest was made possible by combined efforts of the Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and detectives from the Oyo State Police Command.”