The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday, led other members of the green chamber to sign the condolence register, which had been opened for the slain lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency, Oyo State, Mr Temitope Olatoye, alias Sugar, who died on Saturday.
The House of Reps session on Tuesday lasted less than 15 minutes, during which Christian and Islamic prayers were offered for the deceased.
Dogara; Deputy Speaker, Mr Lasun Yusuf, other leaders and members of the chamber then proceeded to sign the condolence register.
Olatoye was shot by suspected thugs during the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Oyo State and eventually died at the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, where he was taken to.
The Oyo State Police Command on Tuesday said it had arrested a suspect, who was helping policemen to track down the killers of a lawmaker in the state, Temitope Olatoye (Sugar).
The command had vowed on Sunday that it would nab all the perpetrators of the murder of Olatoye.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, told our correspondent on Tuesday that a team of police investigators, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, arrested the suspect (name withheld) in connection with the killing of the federal lawmaker.
He added that the police were getting closer to arresting those involved in Olatoye’s murder, adding that the suspect was giving necessary information to the police.
“We have arrested one person in connection with the killing of the lawmaker and he is helping the police with useful information that will eventually lead to the arrest of others that are involved in the dastardly act. I can tell you that we are getting closer to the killers,” he said.