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Lagos council boss’ aide killed, police begin probe

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The Lagos State Police Command, on Sunday, said efforts were ongoing to apprehend the killers of Francis Oguntulu, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area Chairman, Kehinde Oloyede.

Oguntulu was shot at and axed on Adeyemi Street, in the Oshodi area of the state, on Friday. He died on Sunday as a result of the injuries he sustained during the attack.

This was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by the media office of the LG boss.

Mourning his aide, the council chairman, Oloyede, said, “We have lost a loyal, jovial and everly friendly man to the cold hands of death. The death came to us as a rude shock. We appeal to the Lagos police to unravel the cause of his death and ensure those behind the dastardly act are brought to the book to serve as a deterrent to those planning evil acts.

“As we mourn Goke, I appeal to our party men and women and all residents of our dear council to remain calm as we have asked the police to investigate the matter. We will never leave any stone unturned in this case. We will work hand in hand with the police in the course of their investigations to unmask those behind the act.”

Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a chat with our correspondent, said the incident was being investigated, adding that the suspects were on the run.

He said, “He’s dead. There’s nothing we want to do about the situation but to investigate it and that’s what we have started doing. We are making efforts to get the suspects who are on the run now.”

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