The Police Force in Oyo State has revealed that it will investigate the killing of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Babatunde Oreitan, in the state.
A report had it that the chieftain of APC was killed by some gunmen on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased who happens to be a leader of the party in Ona Ara local government was killed by the gunmen in his house located at Oremeji Agugu area of Ibadan.
It was added that the 77-year-old was killed after Dhur prayer in a mosque located in his house.
The Oyo State police command noted that the Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, has directed an immediate investigation into the death of the APC chieftain.
The police in a statement through its spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi, noted they are on the trail of the suspects.
He said, “An APC stalwart Alhaji Babatunde Orekitan of Ona Ara constituency was attacked by some unknown assailants in his house at Oremeji, Olorunsogo area of Ibadan and his right hand and right leg veins were slit opened with sharp objects and left him bled to death.”
“The CP visited the scene for on the spot assessment and had directed immediate investigation into the dastardly killing.”
“Police operatives are on the trail of the assailants for arrest and prosecution”.