APC calls for probe into killing of Oyo lawmaker

APC calls for probe into killing of Oyo lawmaker

Saturday, July 2, 2016 4:59 pm



The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo State has called for thorough investigation into the murder of a member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr Gideon Aremu (Oorelope-LP).


This is contained in a statement issued by the party’s Director of Publicity and Strategy, Mr Olawale Sadare and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Saturday.


The statement described the death of Aremu, who was the Chairman, state House of Assembly Committee on Information, Public Relations and Security, as brutal and disturbing.


“We received the news of the killing of Hon. Gideon Aremu with utter disbelief and rude shock.


“This is in view of the fact that such nasty development and political violence have become history in the state since 2011 when the current administration took the mantle of leadership of Oyo State”, it said.


The statement described the deceased as an energetic, diligent and easy-going politician.


It expressed regret over the incident and condoled with the entire people of the state over the loss of the politician.


“We pray God to grant Aremu eternal rest and give his immediate and political family the fortitude to bear the loss”, it said.


The party called for thorough investigation into the matter by all relevant security agencies with a view to bringing the culprits to justice.


“More importantly, we call on the police and other relevant security agencies to conduct thorough investigations into the matter with a view to unmasking the culprits and bringing them to justice as soon as possible”, it stated.


NAN reports that Aremu was reportedly shot to death in his residence at Alaakia area of Ibadan on Friday night. (NAN)

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