By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
The Chairman, Oyo State House of Assembly’s Committee on Information, Public Relations and Security, Hon Gideon Aremu was last night assassinated by unknown gunmen.
New Nigerian gathered that the lawmaker representing Orelope constituency on the platform of Labour Party (LP) was assassinated at the gate of his residence at Alakia
area of Ibadan, in Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State.
It was learnt the lawmaker was assassinated at about 11pm by gunmen suspected to be trailing him on a motorcycle to his Alakia house.
The late lawmaker was said to have met his untimely death as he was about to alight from his car, when the gunmen jumped down from their motorcycle and shot him several times.
The gunmen were said to have only escaped with the lawmaker’s mobile telephone and left with nothing else including the money he had on him. He was rushed to a nearby Toun Hospital on Iwo Road, Ibadan, where he was confirmed dead.
Before his death, Hon Aremu was said to have accompanied other members of the Oyo state House of Assembly to the Bodija, Ibadan home of a former governor of the state Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala to break fast.
Contacted, Oyo State Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Adekunle Ajisebutu who confirmed the death of Hon Aremu to the New Nigerian quickly added that it was a suspected case of murder
“It is true that the Honourable gentleman was killed. It is a suspected case of murder. The Commissioner of Police, CP Leye Oyebade has ordered a discreet investigation into the matter. The culprits will be arrested. We assure all residents of Oyo State that we will get the culprits arrested” he informed.