By: Babs-Oluribigbe Adeoye
Alhaji Fatai Yusuf popularly known as “Oko Oloyun” may have been killed because of the alleged fraud discovered in his Lagos office, Police say.
WesternLifeNews had reported that the popular alternative medicine practitioner was shot dead by unknown gunmen along Eruwa-Igboora road in the Ibarapa Central area of Oyo state on Thursday.
According to a statement released on Friday by spokesman of the state police command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, it said aftermath of the discovery of fraud, there was a fire outbreak at Yusuf’s office that led to destruction of book keeping records.
Mr. Fadeyi added that the fire incident, lends credence to the notion that Yusuf was killed because of the fraud he supposedly detected.
He said that investigation is ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators of the crime and bring them to book.
“The report of Yusuf’s death was received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Igbo-Ora that the two-car convoy of the deceased was allegedly ambushed shortly after passing through five different police stop and search teams along Igbo-Ora road by yet-to-be-identified assailants who fired at the moving vehicles on the road from the thick forest,” the statement read.
“The two-man armed escorts of policemen protecting the deceased engaged the assailants, but they managed to escape back into the forest after a single shot had hit the deceased, who died later of his bullet injuries.
“An interesting twist to the story was that the deceased had earlier detected an alleged bookkeeping records fraud in his Lagos office, which subsequently allegedly led to the burning 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.
“Some of his staff and two police escorts are being questioned by a team of crack detectives from the homicide section of State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan, with a view of finding and apprehending the fleeing suspects, who committed the heinous act.”