The Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has announced a N5 million reward for any information that will lead to arrest of three gunmen responsible for the gruesome murder of a member of the State House of Assembly, Gideon Aremu, which took place at his residence at Alakia in Egbeda local government area of the state last Saturday July 1st.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, Yomi Layinka, today July 7th, announced the reward for any member of the public with credible information that might lead to the arrest of the criminals.
The state governor in the statement, appealed to members of the public in possession of any useful information to immediately contact the following telephone numbers: 0802 343 1079, 0803 653 6581, with assurances that such tips would be treated in the utmost confidence.
“This is to further demonstrate the government’s commitment to the ongoing investigation of the immediate and remote causes of the murder of the parliamentarian who was allegedly gunned down in front of his home in Alakia, Ibadan. The governor, once again, wishes to reiterate his administration’s relentless pursuit and defence of the security of lives and properties of all citizens of Oyo State, without let or hindrance. The government wishes to assure such volunteers of absolute secrecy, confidentiality and protection of the law. Please, help to find those behind the murder of Hon. Gideon Aremu so that he and his family can get justice, and on time too.”
The deceased who represented Oorelope constituency in the House of Assembly, was trailed to his home and was shot at close range as he entered his home.