Police Probe Oyo Speaker’s Aides for Allegedly Setting Boss Residence on Fire


Oyo State Police Command have arrested some domestic staff and security men working at the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin, for questioning in respect of the fire that gutted the lawmaker’s official residence.

Those arrested for allegedly torching the house and stealing from the building include two personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, two private guards and a cook.

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It was gathered that the incident happened about two weeks ago when the Speaker travelled out of the country.

Part of the Speaker’s Lodge, at Agodi area of Ibadan, was said to have been destroyed by the fire but the major section of the building was salvaged.

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The suspects were said to have been released on bail after the police reportedly recovered the sum of N500,000 from them.

The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Oluwole Olusegun, confirmed the incident, saying, “They (the suspects) were arrested and had been released.”

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