Ajimobi denies manipulating investigation into Sugar’s murder


Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has denied manipulating investigation into the murder of a federal lawmaker, Olatoye Temitope, also known as Sugar.

Olatoye, popularly called Sugar was killed by unknown gunmen during the March 9 governorship and house of assembly elections at Lalupon area of Lagelu LGA. He represented Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency in the House of Representatives.

The deceased’s elder brother, Olajide Olatoye, during Sugar’s lying-in-state on Thursday, accused Ajimobi of facilitating the release of the suspected killers.

Ajimobi, through his spokesman, Bolaji Tunji, on Friday denied such allegation.

“If people are saying the governor is trying to facilitate the release of the principal suspect and others, it is not true.

“The governor said when the man died that those who perpetrated the act would be brought to justice. And he has never said anything contrary to what he said when the man died, and that still stands.

“If the police are facing any challenge in their investigation, they are supposed to get across to the governor, and tell him their suggestions. The governor will now take it up from there.

“Why do we have peace in the state today? It is because people know that the governor will never act contrary to the law.

“So, if people are saying the governor or the government is trying to subvert investigation, it is a no-no. The governor will never do that,” he said.


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