The Oyo State Police Command has arrested an 80-year-old chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party in Igangan, simply known as Pa Olawuwo, over the killing of Dr. Fatai Aborode.
NEWSNAIJA learned that Olawuwo was arrested and taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department Iyaganku in Ibadan on Thursday.
Sources said that the 80-year-old politician and Aborode were from the same constituency and some of his followers who went to where he was detained were not allowed to see him.
However, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, the state Police Public Relations Officer did not pick up his call and had yet to also reply to the text message sent to him as regards the matter.
Newsnaija further gathered that Aborode, a farmer, who was the House of Representatives candidate of the platform of the Social Democratic Party in 2015, was killed by gunmen on December 11, 2020, while returning home from his farm.
The killing among other issues ultimately led to the quit notice given to Seriki Fulani in Igangan, Salihu Abdukadir whose properties were razed by some Ibarapa youths.
Also, Governor Seyi Makinde, had February 20 expressed displeasure with the way the police were handling the investigation into the case.
The governor said the father of Aborode told him that his son’s death had a political undertone when he visited the bereaved family during his visit to Igangan.
Makinde had said during a radio program, “Oyo State is not a jungle, we must find a way to get to the root of the matter, I went to Ibarapa and I slept over to know what the situation was. I went to Dr. Aborode’s biological father and some of the things we found out were that the death was also caused by the failure of intelligence.