Oyo State Police Command on Friday, said it had begun investigation into the assassination of Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, popularly known as Oko Oloyun.
The Command, in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Gbenga Fadeyi, said it was questioning some of his staff and his two police escorts.
The investigation, according to the PRO, is being handled by a team of crack detectives from the homicide section of State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan.
Oko Oloyun was killed in an ambush around Akeroro Community on the Abeokuta/Igbo-Ora/Iseyin Road on Thursday.
A part of the Oyo Police Command PRO’s statement read, “The Commissioner of Police Oyo State Police Command, Shina Olukolu, wishes to put the record straight on the most unfortunate death of Alhaji Fatai Yussuf a.k.a ‘Oko Oloyun’ on Thursday, January 23.
“A report was received by the Divisional Police Officer, Igbo-Ora that around Akeroro Area on the Abeokuta/Igbo-Ora/Iseyin Road, the two-car convoy of the deceased was allegedly ambushed shortly after passing through five different police stop and search teams along the route by yet-to-be-identified assailants who fired at the moving vehicles on the road from the thick forest.
“However, an interesting twist to the story was that the deceased probably had earlier detected an alleged book keeping records fraud in his Lagos office which subsequently led to the burning/destruction of some financial/book keeping records.
“In addition to other possible motives, a plausible nexus is, therefore, being suspected between the fire incident and the attack on the deceased.”