9 suspects arrested over Hakeem Mudashiru's murder

Oyo Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams,

Oyo Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams

By Suleiman Shehu

Nine suspects have been arrested in collection with the murder of Hakeem Mudashiru, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) grassroots mobiliser in Oyo town, Oyo State.

Mudashiru was allegedly macheted to death in his father’s house in Oyo town on Wednesday by some suspected rival political thugs.

SP. Adewale Osifeso, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Oyo State, confirmed on Thursday in Ibadan that nine suspects have been arrested over the murder of the politician.

Osifeso said that the suspects, including a female, were apprehended in connection with the murder case.

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According to him, the case is currently being handled by the State Criminal Investigation Department.

Osifeso said that preliminary investigation had it that the deceased was attacked by suspected hoodlums he had earlier had heated argument with.

“There was an unfortunate case of random violence that led to the death of one Hakeem Mudashiru, 40 years, as reported by his father, one Jimoh Agala, at Durbar Divisional Police Headquarters, Oyo State on Wednesday at about 1.35 p.m,” he said.

Osifeso said that police operatives had been deployed to the area to prevent further breakdown of law and order.

The police spokesperson said that updates would be provided accordingly on the matter. (NAN

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