Pilgrims’ Board Ex-vice Chairman Arrested For Murder

 Alhaji Abass Oloko
Alhaji Abass Oloko

The Oyo State Police Command yesterday arrested the former Vice-chairman of the State Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim wing), Alhaji Abass Oloko at his residence in Ibadan for an alleged involvement in the murder of a guard of the ex-Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Ayodele Adigun some weeks ago.

Oloko had been relieved of his vice-chairmanship position over confrontation with the Chairman of the board.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Olabisi Ilobanafor has confirmed his arrest.

The night guard of the former state scribe was killed by yet-to-be identified gunmen who invaded Adigun’s residence on Tuesday March 26, 2013.

Olokoi had since his arrest been taken to the state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for interrogation.

According to Ilobanafor, Oloko was being interrogated over the murder of Adigun’s guard.

“We are interrogating him and if he is found culpable, your guess is as good as mine: he will face the music and be charged to court.

“He is currently undergoing interrogation and it is the outcome of the interrogation that will determine his culpability or otherwise and whether he will still be detained or not”.