The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, said the murder of the Director of Finance in Governor Dapo Abiodun’s office, Mr. Taiwo Oyekanmi was premeditated.
According to The PUNCH, the Commissioner said those behind the murder are in-house.
According to him, the gunmen must have been well-informed by an insider that the deceased was heading for the bank to make withdrawals.
“From the information we have, it is obvious that it was premeditated. It was an in-house (thing). We have this feeling because, how did they know that they would need a hammer to break the receptacle?
“And they must have been lurking around the bank area, waiting for the man or he must have been trailed to that area and they must have had information that he was going to take a large amount of money from the bank. So, we are working on it.
“They (the armed robbers) came in a Toyota Corolla with a registration number yet unknown. They are about five, putting on hoods to conceal their identity. By God’s grace, we will do everything possible to ensure we get at them,” Alamutu disclosed.
The PunchMetro had published that Oyekanmi was gunned down while returning from the bank where he had taken a bullion van to withdraw some funds for the state.
In a telephone interview late Wednesday, Alamutu told our correspondent that the robbery and murder were premeditated, wondering how the armed robbers were fully armed with a sledgehammer to break into the bullion van.
The deceased Oyekanmi was said to have visited a branch of Fidelity Bank in Oke-Ilewo on Wednesday afternoon to withdraw a cash sum of N97.335m, and N15m from Sterling Bank, also in Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta.