By Ola Ajayi
As the Oyo State Police command intensifies effort at unravelling the mystery surrounding the killing of the member of the House of Representatives, Mr Temitope Olatoye, popularly called, Sugar, the penultimate week, the traditional ruler of Lalupon in Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State, Oba Muniru Adekunle, has said that the Chief Whip of the state House of Assembly, Mr Olafisoye Akinmoyede, who is currently being detained at the state Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan, is innocent of the charges.
The monarch, who is the traditional ruler to the detained lawmaker, said with the human kindness that Sugar always exhibited, Akinmoyede would not commit such a horrible crime.
The monarch, while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan yesterday, described the lawmaker as an epitome of peace, who had contributed immensely to the development of Lalupon Town and the entire local government area through his philanthropic gestures.
He added that though, both Sugar and Akinmoyede belonged to different political parties, the relationship between them could best be described as that of “brothers and best of friends.”
Oba Adekunle said; “I have always known Sugar and Akinmoyede as not only brothers but also best of friends. It is therefore, inconceivable that one would want to terminate the other’s life, for whatever reason.
“As the traditional ruler of Lalupon Town where Akinmoyede hails from, I know him to be a man of peace; he does not encourage thuggery and violence. I’m sure he didn’t know anything about the incident,” he said.