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Police Arrest Ido LG Councillor Over Alleged Burglary, Possession of Firearms

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested Ojo Yekini Sulaimon, the councillor representing Ward 2, Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State, for allegedly burgling the council chairman’s office and unlawful possession of firearms.

According to Westerndailynews.com, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elected councillor on Thursday, led his honourable colleagues to gain entrance into the office of the suspended local government chairman, Hon. Sheriff Adeojo and carted away the laptop and council official documents.

In the meantime, one of the council workers who doesn’t want his name in print, stated that the acting chairman, Barr. Sakariyau Fasola reported the issue to the Head of Local Government (HLA) of the council, Mrs. Ojo; having detected the unlawful entrance to the chairman’s office when he resumed office last Thursday as an acting chairman.

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According to the source, the HLA summoned all the Adhoc staff working at the council chairman’s office to investigate how the office was burgled, with a laptop and some official files missing, while adding that they were later handed to the State CID when none of them was able to give a good explanation about the illegal entrance into the chairman’s office.

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However, during interrogation, one of the Adhoc staff, Bisi confessed to have released the office key to Hon. Ojo Yekini Sulaimon and his other councillors, due to the threat to her life.

Upon investigations, Hon. Ojo Yekini Sulaimon was hand-picked by officers of the State CID for interrogation, which also led to his residence where four guns and local security gadgets were discovered.

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As of the time of filing this report, the Leader of the House in Ido Local Government, was not reachable as both his lines were switched off.

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