Police Arrest Nine Suspects Over Oyo PDP Member’s Death

Nine suspects, including a female have been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command, in connection with the death of a member of the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mudashiru Baraka.

Recall that had earlier reported that Baraka was allegedly killed by rival political thugs on Wednesday morning in Oyo Town, adding that the state chapter of the PDP had in a statement accused the All Progressives Congress of being responsible for the dastardly act.

Baraka, who was a PDP grassroots mobiliser in the town, was macheted to death by his assailants at his family compound in Oyo East Local Government Area of the state.

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In the meantime, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso has confirmed the arrest, while stating that the preliminary investigation has revealed that the deceased was attacked by hoodlums who he had hitherto engaged in a heated argument.

In a text forwarded to PUNCH Metro, Osifeso said, “There was an unfortunate case of random violence that led to the death of one Hakeem Mudashiru ‘m’ 40 years reported by the father of the deceased, one Jimoh Agala at Durbar Divisional Police Headquarters, Oyo State today Wednesday, December 12, 2022 at about 13:35hrs (01:35pm local time).

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“Preliminary investigation has it that the deceased was attacked by hoodlums who he had hitherto engaged in a heated argument.

“At the moment, nine suspects, including a female have been apprehended in conjunction with the case, which is currently being handled by the State Criminal Investigation Department.

“Lastly, ample deployments of police operatives have been sent to the area to prevent further breakdown of law and order. Updates would be provided accordingly, please”, the PPRO added.

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