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

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

The security agency had written a letter to the state House of Assembly that 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) .

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He moved 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 Akinmoyede, who currently represents the same constituency in the state House of Assembly had been chairman of the same local government council before.

Akinmoyede, investigation gathered was fingered in the death of Olatoye following unrepentant rivalry between the two figures in the constituency.

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

The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Olagunju Ojo confirmed that the House was notified through a letter that 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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