Thursday 14 March 2019

Sugar: Police Arrests Lawmaker Over Olatoye's Death

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The Chief Whip of Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Wasiu Olafisoye Akinmoyede has been arrested by the Oyo state police command in connection with the assassination of the senatorial candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Honourable Temitope Olatoye, a.k.a Sugar last Saturday during the governorship election in the state.

Honourable Akinmoyede, who represents Lagelu state constituency, was alleged to have had a hand in the killing of Honourable Olatoye during the governorship election. cry

The security agency, our reporter gathered, had written a letter to the state house of assembly that Honourable Akinmoyede is currently under investigation.

It was gathered that Lafioye and the slain lawmaker have been political rivals in Lagelu local government area of the state over the years.

Olatoye represented the constituency in the House of Assembly during 2011-2015 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before moving ahead to represent Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency in the House of Representatives and contested for the party’s senatorial ticket but lost to the former senate leader, Teslim Folarin while Honourable Akinmoyede, who currently represents the same constituency in the state House of Assembly had been chairman of the same local government council before.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), of Oyo state Police Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, in a telephone conversation with reporters in Ibadan said he was not aware of the development.

The lawmaker, investigation gathered was fingered in the death of Olatoye to his gang following unrepentant rivalry between the two figures in the constituency.

According to sources, Honourable Akinmoyede was arrested on Tuesday night and taken to Abuja for prosecution according to the law.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Olagunju Ojo, in an interview with reporters confirmed that the House was notified through a letter that Honourable Akinmoyede is under investigation.

Ojo said “I am not aware that he has been taken to Abuja. I am only aware that he is under investigations but I am not sure if he is in Abuja or not.”

On whether the State House of Assembly received a letter of his arrest or investigation, the Speaker acknowledged receipt of the letter which notified the house that one of his members in under investigation.

“Yes, we received a letter that he is under investigation, I am not aware that he is been taken to Abuja or not,” Ojo stated.
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Re: Sugar: Police Arrests Lawmaker Over Olatoye's Death by white diamond(m): 4:45am
Since 1999 that I started following Nigerian politics, the quest for power has left more than 50% of our so-called leaders with blood on their hands, directly or indirectly. I ask myself again, to what end?

They say democracy and indeed leadership is "service to the people", how can we now come to the conclusion that truly, service requires taking a fellow servants life. 

Just imagine, I want to serve, you want to serve too, I now have to remove you from the face of the earth, just because I want to "SERVE". Haba mana.

I keep saying this until we make political offices in Nigeria less attractive and less lucrative, blood will always flow.

The average Nigerian politician sees power as a tool for oppression, manipulation, enrichment etc, hence the tendency to seek for it for what he sees it as. 

Haven't we wondered why we keep voting for these selfish and dark minds for true national growth, yet, the reverse is the case. This horrible mentality of power at all cost has to be erased and a new, positive mindset embraced if not, the violence and bloodshed witnessed this last election will be like a romantic movie compared to 2023.

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