The killing of popular Ibadan socialite, Mr. Teslim Akinpelu popularly known as Gatuso by gunmen on Saturday has been confirmed by the Oyo State Police Command.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi in a statement on Monday confirmed the killing of Gatuso by suspected gunmen.
He was killed on Saturday at a hotel around Iyaganku area of Ibadan by suspected armed robbers who pretended to be lodging at the hotel in order to gain access.
Naija News recalls the deceased died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained during the attack by the gunmen.
Fadeyi noted that investigation has commenced into the matter and is being handled by the DPO of Iyaganku.
“Teslim Akinpelu, aka Gatuso was shot dead by 4 armed men at Town hotel NTC Iyaganku at about 0045 hrs.
“They pretended to be lodgers before carrying out their evil intention.
“Investigation has commenced into the matter by DPO Iyaganku,” the PRO said.
Meanwhile, a man parading himself as a police officer has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command, Naija News reports.
A report on Sunday by the command through its spokesperson, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, revealed the arrest of one David Omoruyi, in possession 30kg packs of suspected Indian hemp.
Naija News understands that the suspect was nabbed with a fake police identity card at No 4, Job Street, Afromedia, Otta-Awori LCDA, Lagos during the weekend.
The police mouthpiece while giving details of Omoruyi’s arrest, said he was cornered by a team of police officers at Alaba Rago Market in Ojo while carrying on his head some bags of the weed in the company of his fleeing accomplices.
Confessing to the force when interrogated, Omoruyi said he was parading as a fake policeman to gain easy access of drugs.