Benin — Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Muhammed Abubakar, has offered N10 million reward to anyone with information that will lead to the arrest of the killers of Mr. Olaitan Oyerinde, Principal Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State.
Oyerinde was killed on May 4, by unknown gunmen.
Meanwhile, the Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID, Force Headquarters, Abuja, has taken over the investigation into the murder of Oyerinde, with a mandate from Abubakar, to unearth perpetrators of the dastardly act.
Already the Deputy Inspector-General of Police DIG -in- charge of the department, Mr. Peter Gana, was in Benin, yesterday, to get first hand information on the tragic incident. He was also said to have visited the scene of the crime, which was the deceased's Second Ugbor GRA residence.
Announcing the N10 million reward in Benin City, Mr. Gana, vowed that no stone would be left unturned to get Oyerinde's killers.
He said he was in Benin to complement the efforts of the state police command.
According to him, "We have opened three telephone lines for the public to assist in the investigations. The governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole has offered a N10 million reward to anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of those responsible for the death of the governor's aide."
He assured people of the state that the Police would do its best to guarantee the safety of lives of the citizenry.