The police have confirmed the arrest of four more suspects in connection with the murder of House of Representatives member for Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency, Temitope Olatoye Sugar.
The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mba, confirmed the arrest of on Thursday, noting that one of them was shot while trying to evade arrest.
The suspects, according to Mba, are: the Chief Whip of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Lafisoye Akinmoyede, 54; Alhaji Rafiu Adebayo, 68; Taofeek Adebayo a.k.a Ejo, 39, Alhaji Rasheed Oladele, 66 and Mutiu Oguntola, 28.
Oguntola who was apprehended on Thursday, was reported to have sustained bullet injuries in the shoulder blade and groin while trying to escape. He said was taken to an undisclosed hospital where he was being stabilised.
There are now five suspects in the custody of the Oyo State Police Command. The Police spokesman said the suspects may be transferred to Abuja next week.
Sugar was shot in the face by unknown gunmen on March 9 in Lalupon and was rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH) where he died at the Intensive Centre Unit while receiving treatment.