Popular alternative medicine practitioner, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, also known as Oko Oloyun, was on Thursday shot dead by gunmen on the Eruwa-Igboora Road in the Ibarapa Central area of Oyo State.
Yusuf was said to be on his way from an outing around 4.30pm, when the gunmen shot at his vehicle.
The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Gbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident, said the state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, had visited the scene and ordered an investigation into the incident.
He added that Yusuf’s corpse had been deposited in the Igbo-Ora General Hospital’s mortuary.
Fadeyi said, “Gunmen attacked his vehicle on the Eruwa-Igboora Road in Ibarapa Central; they shot at his vehicle and he was hit by a bullet.
“The man’s corpse has been deposited in the Igbo-Ora General Hospital.”
OGUN FEDERAL LAWMAKER DONATES 500KVA TRANSFORMER
The Federal Lawmaker representing Yewa North/Imeko-Afon constituency, Hon. Jimoh Olaifa has donated 500KVA transformer to supply electricity to the residents of Oke-Ola, Oke-Oyinbo, part of Idofoi, as well as, part of Idagba quarters, all in Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government.
Speaking during the presentation, Hon. Olaifa, who noted that the gesture would boost power supply and socio-economic activities of the people, added that it was a way of giving back to the society and a replacement to the transformer which got burnt 11 months ago, encouraging beneficiaries to guard the transformer from vandals and ensure regular maintenance.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Oke-Ola Community Development Association (CDA), Mr. Joseph Akinyemi expressed appreciation on behalf of the communities, saying the gesture would go a long way in improving electricity supply and also reduce rural-urban drift among youths of the area.
Akinyemi added that, the presentation “was the best thing that has happened to the communities in recent time”, pledging support to the government and assured the safety of the transformer.
In a separate interview, some residents including the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Tailor (NUT), Imosokan, Ayetoro, Mr. Akeem Idowu, an Iron Bender, Mr. Jamiu Adegbenro, as well a former Councillor, Hon. Joseph Makinde, thanked the Lawmaker for attending to their request, charging other representatives to emulate the gesture.
LAGOS EXPLOSION: GOVERNORS PAY CONDOLENCE VISIT TO SANWO-OLU, DONATE N200M TO ABULE ADO RELIEF FUND
Representatives of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum on Saturday visited the Abule Ado explosion site in Lagos for an on-the-spot assessment of the devastating effects of recent gas explosions that claimed many lives and destroyed several properties worth billions of naira.
Led by the NGF chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the three-man team comprised the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje and Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and were received Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Fayemi expressed shock at the magnitude of devastation in comparison to the casualty figures. He thanked God that the number casualties did not exceed what was recorded, saying with what they met on ground, more lives would have been lost.
The NGF chairman praised the Lagos State Governor for his prompt response to the disaster and for setting up a relief fund that would help mitigate the hardship of the victims.
He also commended the Lagos State government for the decision to take immediate action and ensure that the issue of building on pipelines corridors are averted.
The NGF chairman however blamed the incessant explosions on the disagreement between States and Federal Government on ownership of land.
While commending the Lagos State Government for the attention given to the place, he promised that such issues would be addressed going forward.
While announcing a donation for the sum of N200 million on behalf of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Fayemi expressed satisfaction that a more decent and modern community will evolve from the misfortune.
The Governors sympathised and commiserated with those who lost loved ones and properties destroyed by the unfortunate incident and expressed hope that it never occurs again.
Earlier, Governor Sanwo-Olu took the visiting Governors round the explosion site, explaining in details what led to the disaster and how the State Government plans to avert a re-occurrence in the future.
Also in the delegation were the Director General of the NGF, Asishana Okauru and NGF’s Head, Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo.
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