The Oyo Police Command on Friday disclosed that the death of popular Lagos-based traditional medicine practitioner Fatai Yusuf, popularly known as Oko Oloyun could be linked to a case of fraud in his Lagos office.
The Command’s spokesperson, Gbenga Fadeyi, said in a statement on Friday that the deceased had recently detected some discrepancies in his books.
“An interesting twist to the story was that the deceased probably had earlier detected an alleged bookkeeping records fraud in his Lagos office which subsequently allegedly led to the burning/destruction of some financial/bookkeeping records,” he said.
In addition to other possible motives, the PPRO said the police was exploring the plausible connection between the fire incident and the attack on Oko Oloyun.
Recall that Oloyun was shot dead on Thursday while travelling from Lagos to Iseyin in Oyo State, where he recently commissioned a big building for business.
The Police said he was hit by a bullet after a suspected assassin shot at his vehicle about 4:30 pm on Eruwa-Igbo-Ora road.
Meanwhile, the police said it is also interrogating the two police escorts who were with Oloyun when he was shot dead “with a view of finding and apprehending the fleeing suspects who wrecked the heinous act.”
Fadeyi appealed to members of the public with credible information on Oloyun’s death to come forward and assist the Command in its bid to arrest the perpetrators of the crime and bring them to of book.
He assured members of the public that the “police is on top of the situation and working with other Police formations/units to ensure that the directive of the Inspector General of Police Adamu to crack this case as quickly as possible is complied with to the letter.”