Nine persons have been arrested by the police over the killing of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, Hakeem Mudashiru, in Oyo town.
Mudashiru was reportedly macheted to death by hoodlums at his family compound in Oyo East Local Government Area of Oyo State, on Wednesday.
Oyo State Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the deceased was attacked by hoodlums during a heated argument.
“There was an unfortunate case of random violence that led to the death of one Hakeem Mudashiru ‘M’ 40 years reported by the father of the deceased, one Jimoh Agala at Durbar Divisional Police Headquarters, Oyo State on Wednesday, December 12, 2022 at about 13:35hrs (01:35pm local time).
“Preliminary investigation has it that the deceased was attacked by hoodlums who he had hitherto engaged in an heated argument.
“At the moment, nine suspects, including a female have been arrested in conjunction with the case, which is currently being handled by the State Criminal Investigation Department.
“Lastly, ample deployments of police operatives have been sent to the area to prevent further breakdown of law and order. Updates would be provided accordingly, please,” Osifeso said.