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Police Arrest Former Oyo Lawmaker Over ‘Assault’ On Party Leader 



A former member of member of the House of Assembly in Oyo State, Hon. Wasiu Lafioye Akinmoyede has been arrested by officers of the state police command for alleged assault.

He was arrested for hitting a chair on the head of a former House of Representatives member and chieftain of APC in the local government, Hon. Remi Adebayo.

OYOINSIGHT recalls that Hon. Akinmoyede Lafioye, who represented Lagelu state consistency at the 8th assembly was in 2019 arrested over his alleged involvement in the gruesome murder of late Hon. Temitope Olatoye Sugar’s gruesome murder.

According to Independent, he was arrested on Thursday by one Superintendent Police Officer, SP. Bolaji from Zone 11, Osogbo, Osun State.

The assault took place on Wednesday, 13th August, 2020 during the APC elders’ meeting in the local government.

Independent reports that in the course of the meeting, Hon. Adebayo observed and mentioned the names of some elders, who were not in attendance and called the attention of others to the matter.

Akinmoyede however, countered this submission and told the meeting that those names mentioned have left the APC to another party.

“Reacting to Akinmoyede’s claim, Adebayo said one of the persons in question rented an apartment for campaign office for President Muhammadu Buhari in the build up to 2019 general elections, ” Independent newsper reports.

Adebayo further stressed that if there is anyone, noticed to have left the party, that should be Lafioye Akinmoyede, adding that the former Chief Whip at the 8th Assembly had announced, just after he was released from detention over alleged murder of former member of House of Representatives, Temitope Olatoye Sugar, his withdrawal from active politics.

“This revelation drew the ire of Hon. Akinmoyede and broke a chair on the head of Hon. Adebayo” our source said.

Some of the elders that were in the meeting included Hon. Peter Dairo, Hon. Debo Arowomole, Hon. Biodun, who is also a former chairman in the local government.

However, a source close to the police has disclosed that the former lawmaker has been released on bail to one Mr. Femi Akintunde, a former councillor in Lagelu Local Government after he was given 11 days ultimatum to settle out of court or face prosecution.

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