EIGHT DAYS after the death of Hon Olatoye Temitope Sugar, the lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency, who was killed by unknown gunmen during the March 9 governorship and House of Assembly elections at Lalupon Area of Lagelu Local Government, Ibadan, the family has alleged that those suspects who are currently in police net are the real killers of the late lawmaker.
Speaking on behalf of the families of late Hon Olatoye Temitope Sugar at a press conference on Wednesday, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, the elder brother of slain lawmaker, Hon Olatoye Olajide popularly known as ‘Big Daddy’ maintained that the identity of the Killers were known to him.
Olajide, who claimed he was at the scene where his younger brother was killed said, “I give kudos to the AIG and the Commissioner of Police (CP) at Oyo state presently, because I have seen them doing a good job. Those people that are in their net now are the real killers, so I know them.
” Their leaders are the ones in police net”, he maintained.
The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mba, had earlier confirmed the arrest of some suspects, assuring that efforts to apprehend other accomplices were in top gear.
Mba listed those in custody as “Lafisoye Akinmoyede, 54; Alh. Rafiu Adebayo, 68; Taofeek Adebayo a.k.a Ejo, 39, Alh. Rasheed Oladele, 66 and Mutiu Oguntola, 28.
Brother of slain lawmaker also described the audio interview credited to one Mrs Folake who claimed to be his ex – landlady (Hon. Olatoye Temitope’s landlady) and other negative publications trending on the social media as false, mischief and fake news, saying “it is the handiwork of political enemies of late lawmaker who planned his killing just to gain cheap political advantage”.
In his words, ” the family’s attention has been drawn to several negative publications trending on the social media including photographs of the dying Hon. Sugar. We wish to maintain that all the negative impression about late Hon. Temitope Olatoye Sugar and the family started with the gruesome and horrific photographs published by the management of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, in collusion with the political enemies of late Hon. Temitope Olatoye Sugar on the 9th day of March, 2019.
“More particular about these negative impressions is the statement credited to one Mrs Folake stating that late Hon. Hon Sugar was once her tenant. We hereby deny the assertion as same is without evidence and any iota of truth and therefore in the realm of fake news. I therefore call on the general public to disregard same.
” For the avoidance of doubt, late Hon. Sugar all through his stay at Osiele in Abeokuta, Ogun state lived in two different houses that were owned by Landlords and had no tenancy relation whatsoever with the said Folake.
“It has also come to the attention of the family of the defamatory and the maligning reports and publications published by Sahara Reporters (SR) and other online reporters and we have instructed our lawyers to commence the necessary procedural legal process preparatory to seek legal redress.
” It is therefore, pertinent to state that late Hon. Sugar lived a fulfilled and philanthropic life and was through out his life time behind the people, which accounts for the reason why he was loves by the people “, Olatoye Olujide continued.
While urging the security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators and sponsors of this dastard and heinous crime are brought to book, he, however urged the general public to disregard same and remained calm.