By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The family of the late member of the House of Representatives representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency, late Honourable Temitope Olatoye (Sugar) on Sunday alerted that some of his political enemies are hell bent at frustrating the police search for his killers.
Raising the alarm in Ibadan at a press conference, held at Olatoye Sugar Foundation in Ibadan, the late lawmaker’s, elder brother, Honourable Olajide Olatoye however lauded the acting Inspector General of Police and the Oyo State Police Commissioner for the arrest so far made on the killing of his younger brother, late Honourable Temitope Olatoye shot dead on March 9 this year.
Honourable Olajide Olatoye lamented that it was unfortunate that the late lawmaker’s political enemies are busy with unfounded lies and attacks on the person of the late House of Representatives member with the aim of tarnishing the credibility of the late lawmaker.
“Our attention has been drawn to several negative publications trending on the social media including the photographs of the dying Olatoye.We wish to maintain that all the negative impression about the late Olatoye and his family started with the gruesome and horrific photographs allegedly published by an hospital and political enemies. We maintain that all these attacks on the deceased can best be described as fake news from mischief makers and political enemies to gain cheap political advantage,”he said.
Speaking further, Honourable Olajide Olatoye maintained that the negative impression about his late junior brother started with the gruesome and horrific photograph reportedly released by the said political enemies in alleged connivance with the management of the University College Hospital Ibadan, saying, the attacks on late Honourable Olatoye Olatoye are fake news Temitoyet to gain cheap political advantage.
On the alleged involvement of his late junior brother in the case of Bukki Boy’s death, Honourable Olajide Olatoye said the late Temitope Olatoye was tried, discharged and accuitted by an Ogun state High court in Abeokuta when they found the truth that Sugar was not around Abeokuta when Bukie Boy was killed “
Denying the content of an audio release by a lady who identified herself as Folake who claims to be Hon Sugar landlady, Honourable Jide Olatoyec said ” there is no iota of truth in folake’s claim saying, ” there is no iota of truth in folake’s claim. Honourable Sugar throughout his stay in Abeokuta lived in two house before he moved into his own house in the state”.
“We hereby deny the assertion as same is without evidence and any iota of truth, therefore in the realm of fake news. We therefore call on the general public to disregard same”
Commenting on those so far arrested by the police in connection with the killing of his junior brother, Honourable Olajide Olatoye said those arrested are the leaders of those that killed Honourable Temitope, saying, ” I was at the scene myself and I saw them, they are the leaders of those that killed Honourable Temitope Olatoye Sugar”.
“We really commend AIG Leye Oyebade of Zone II and CP Shina Olukolu of Oyo State for their prompt response and investigation of the killing which led to the arrest of some suspects. I am very sure those arrested by the police were leaders of those who masterminded our son’s killing,” he said.
Speaking, the Special Adviser on Media and Strategy to Honourable Temitope Olatoye deceased, Dr Tunde Hamzat said the late lawmaker was an unadvertised philanthropist who was always willing to help people and that he was service personified, saying the deceased devoted his life to the emancipation of the downtrodden and Oyo State project.
Corroborating Olajide’s claim Balogun Ajasa and Mr Adewumi Akeem, friends of the late Rep member in Abeokuta said Sugar was not a violent person, he was hardworking and a responsible person who hate injustice.
” He stay in my father’s house in Abeokuta and the land on which he built his house in Abeokuta was brought from my father and the landlady was “Oya mo like e” and not Folake, I challenged that Folake to come out and tell the world if she is sure of what she is saying . Sugar is hardworking and nice, he is always committed to any course that he believes in, we use to go to farm together, anytime he comes back from school he was always at my workshop so I don’t know where people got the information spreading about him”.