Assassination of Popular Herbal Practitioner, Oko Oloyun Sparks Intense Online Debate

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SWITZERLAND, JANUARY 24 – A popular Lagos-based trado-medical expert, Mr Fatai Yusuf, otherwise known as Oko Oloyun, has been assassinated by some unknown gunmen.

Oko Oloyun’s death has sparked an intense debate on Twitter, with some people arguing that he was killed by Fulani militiamen.

The herbal guru, who has his office along the LASU/Iba Road around Igando area of Lagos State, was reportedly shot dead by some hoodlums close to Igboora, along Abeokuta-Iseyin road in Oyo State.

It was learnt that some of the bullets pierced through his vehicle before hitting him and he died on the spot.

The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Gbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident, said the state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, had visited the scene and ordered an investigation into the incident.

He added that Yusuf’s corpse had been deposited in the Igbo-Ora General Hospital’s mortuary.

The reason for the assassination is yet to be known just as details surrounding his death are also still sketchy.

However, Oko Oloyun, who before his gruesome murder was the President of Physiotherapists Association of Nigeria, gave up the ghost around 5pm on Thursday.

CEO of Nairabet and a member the Federal House of Representatives from Oyo State, Akin Alabi, wrote:

“Less than 48 hours after the murder of APC leader in Ona-Ara Local Government, Alh Ore, we have been hit with another sad tale. Alh Fatai Oko Oloyun was short dead on Eruwa/Igbo Ora road. Again we call on @PoliceNG to swing into action and apprehend the perpetrators.”

” For someone like Oko Oloyun to successfully shot dead by unknown gun men which there is probability that they are Fulani Herdsmen, Nobody is safe in this Jungle called Nigeria… Even Musa self dey fear for gate,” a Twitter user wrote on Friday.

Another man, with the username, Adebanjo Williams, said:

” Abdul-fatai aka Ókó oloyun was shot dead by fulani militias at igbo óra in oyo state,but the media will say they are unknown gunmen. I now know why they are against “operation amótékun now.”

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