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Why justice must be done – Oko Oloyun’s father said ..

Alhaji Adigun Yusuf, father of the popular Lagos-based trado-medical expert, Fatai Yusuf, otherwise known as Oko Oloyun, who was killed by yet unknown gunmen along Eruwa-Igbo-Ora Road in Oyo State on Thursday, Jan.23, has called on the police to ensure justice is served in the murder of his son.

While speaking at the family’s Lagos home, Alhaji Adigun said his call for justice was not meant for his son only, adding that justice would show evildoers that they can’t get away with such heinous crime.

“He is a big loss to the family of Yusuf and the country. I want justice, not just because he is my son, but we can’t continue like this. This trend of killing will continue if justice is not served.

“I leave everything to the police to do their job faithfully and diligently”, the distraught father said.

Alhaji Adigun also spoke about the impact of Fatai Yusuf during his lifetime.

He said: “Fatai was an important son, he made me proud in all ways. I and his mother started this trado-medical job but we were only known in our village.

“Fatai lifted the name of this family, he lifted the name of his village, Otu.

Late Fatai Adigun popularly called Oko Oloyun who was killed in Igbo-Ora by unknown gunmen on Jan. 23, 2020

“He respects humanity so much that he cannot detain even his enemy in police custody for three hours. He had pardoned even staff who had been found guilty of mismanagement on numerous occasions.

“He listened to me despite his achievements, even on tougher issues, once I say forgive, he forgave.

“He cares for everyone including his staff.”


Why Oko Oloyun was shot dead: Police explained ..

The police stated that Oko Oloyun’s death may be connected to the fraud case in his Lagos office.

24 hours after the assassination of popular traditional medicine expert, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, popularly known as Oko Oloyun, the Oyo Police Command says it has commenced investigation into the murder and that it probably has a clue on why he was gunned down.

Oko Oloyun was on Thursday, January 23, 2020, shot dead by some yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

Pulse had reported that the trado-medical practitioner was on his way from an outing when the gunmen shot at his vehicle along Eruwa-Igboora Road in the Ibarapa Central area of Oyo.

In a statement made available to the public on Friday, January 24, the state Police Command disclosed that two police escorts attached to the late businessman and some members of his staff are in custody for interrogation.

The interrogation, according to the police, followed a tip off on an alleged fraud perpetrated recently in Oko Oloyun’s Lagos office.

“Some of the staff and his two (2) Police escorts are being questioned by a team of crack detectives from the homicide section of State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID Iyaganku, Ibadan with a view to finding and apprehending the fleeing suspects who wrecked the heinous act,” Oyo Police Spokesman, Gbenga Fadeyi said in the statement.

Possible motive

Fadeyi said the deceased may have been killed due to an alleged book-keeping fraud he detected in his Lagos office, adding that the ‘fraud’ he found out “allegedly led to the burning/destruction of some financial/bookkeeping records.”

“In addition to other possible motives, a plausible nexus is therefore being suspected between the fire incident and the attack on the deceased,” Fadeyi explained.

The police spokesman however appealed to members of the public with credible information on Oko Oloyun’s death to come forward.


Popular medicine practitioner, Oko Oloyun shot dead by gunmen

Fatai Yusuf, a well known traditional medicine practitioner popularly known as Oko Oloyun was on Thursday, January 23, shot dead by unknown gunmen.

The Oyo police command disclosed that Yusuf died after he was shot by suspected assassins around 4.30 pm while traveling in his vehicle on Eruwa-Igbo-Ora road, The Guardian reports.

The police said Yusuf’s body has been deposited in the Igbo-Ora General Hospital.