Friday, 19 January 2018

Local News

Police On Trail Of Ibadan Journalist’s Killer

Following the hit and run incident which claimed the life of Olufemi Oluwajobi, a presenter with Fresh FM radio station in Ibadan on New Year Eve, the Oyo State Police Command says a manhunt has been launched for the alleged drunken driver involved.

The remains of the deceased were interred at the Sango Cemetery on Tuesday in Ibadan.

Oluwajobi’s family members, journalists and the owner of the radio station, Yinka Ayefele, were among the people who witnessed the interment.

Reports from sources have it that a man named Ahmed had been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run accident.

However, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, debunked the report stating that no arrest had been made, adding that the police had launched a manhunt for the driver, who escaped after knocking down Oluwajobi.

“We have impounded the car involved and it is parked in one of our police stations. The driver escaped from the scene of the accident but we have launched a manhunt for him.

“We do not want to confirm anything for now. We are working frantically to apprehend the driver of the vehicle,” he said.

Thirty-two-year-old Oluwajobi, popularly known as Radio Music Dynamite, was knocked down in front of his office on his way to a function.