There are indications that the deceased probably had earlier detected an alleged book keeping records fraud in his Lagos office.
To cover tracks, it subsequently allegedly led to the burning/destruction of some financial/book keeping records.
In addition to other possible motives, a plausible nexus is therefore being suspected between the fire incident and the attack on the deceased,by the police.
Two police men were with Alhaji Fatai Yussuf popularly called ‘Oko Oloyun’ when he was gunned down.They are two-man armed escorts of Policemen protecting the deceased.
Now, some of the staff and his two (2) Police escorts are being questioned by a team of crack detectives from the homicide section of State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID Iyaganku, Ibadan with a view of finding and apprehending the fleeing suspects who wrecked the heinous act.
Report has it that they engaged the assailants, but they managed to escape back into the forest after a single shot had hit the deceased who died later of his bullet injuries.
It all happened on Thursday 23rd January, 2020. around Akeroro Area on the Abeokuta/Igbo-ora/Iseyin road, the 2-car convoy of the deceased was allegedly ambushed shortly after passing through five different Police Stop and Search teams along the route by yet to be identified assailants who fired at the moving vehicles on the road from the thick forest.
“The 2-man armed escorts of Policemen protecting the deceased engaged the assailants, but they managed to escape back into the forest after a single shot had hit the deceased who died later of his bullet injuries.
Though report on the incident is still hazy, it was gathered that other road users were said to have scampered for safety after the sporadic gunshots.