COULD the trado-medical practitioner, Alhaji Fatai Yusuff a.k.a.Oko Oloyun have been killed on the strength of his discovery of alleged fraud in his business?
This is one of the knots the police are trying to untie after their preliminary investigation into the murder of the Lagos based popular herbalist suggested that he recently found out that the finances of his company had been tampered with by some of his staff.
Not long after the discovery, the office where the alleged fraud was committed was set on fire,the Oyo State Police Command said on Friday.
Yusuff was shot dead in an ambush on Thursday by gunmen along the Igboora – Eruwa road in Oyo State.
The police said they were already questioning some of the staff, and the two police escorts who were travelling with him when he was shot.
The spokesman for the command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, a Superintendent of Police ( SP) said: “The Oyo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Shina Olukolu, wishes to put the record straight on the most unfortunate death of Alh. Fatai Yussuf a.k.a ‘Oko Oloyun’ on Thursday 23rd January, 2020.
“A report was received by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO Igbo-Ora that around Akeroro Area on the Abeokuta/Igbo-Ora/Iseyin road, the two-car convoy of the deceased was allegedly ambushed shortly after passing through five different Police Stop and Search teams along the route by yet to be identified assailants who fired at the moving vehicles on the road from the thick forest.