Mr Tijani Rafiu , a politician and businessman from Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State, has been assassinated by unknown criminal.
Mr Tijani was reportedly killed with his wife at 4 wulemat Asuni close Along odo Oba road, Boluwaji, Ibadan.Oyo state.
According to one of the children, Oyesanda Oluwabukola ”My parents bodies were “infested with insects” after being kept in the room for days, The murder weapons, a claw hammer and a knife, were found near their body”
Alhaji Yusuf Adelaja, the Administrator of Egbeda Local Government Council, confirmed the incident to newsacross.com on Thursday in Oyo state.
He said that the deceased and his wife bodies were discovered at home 4 days after the incident
”It was so unfortunate we met their lifeless bodies swollen already on the floor of the room” he said
“Before his death, he was General Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State and owned an irrigation farm
Mr Adeola Adeoyo, Chairman All Progressives Congress in the state said a formal report had been made to the appropriate authority on the unfortunate incident and urged party faithful to remain calm as efforts were ongoing to fish out the perpetrators by security agency.
“We will investigate the matter properly and I assure you, the perpetrator of the act must be arrested and prosecuted. All we are asking is for the members of the public to avail the police of useful information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect.”
”The sack of the formal General Secretary brought about factional caucus among the members of the party ,Since the emergence of factional caucus among the party members, there has been uproar among the APC executives in the state.
Deaths or perhaps political assassination is not new in Nigerian politics. It literally became more infamous following the return of democracy in 1999.
Since Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999, the country has witnessed a number of gruesome deaths of politicians who were potential candidates for their states