Raji Semiu, also known as Okiki Bright, a rising hip-hop artiste, who was at the driver’s seat the day Fatai Yusuf (Oko Oloyun) was killed near a Police Check-point on Abeokuta-Iseyin road on January 23, recounts the scary experience in this interview with NewsroomNigeria

How did you meet Oko Oloyun?

Although we are from the same Oke Ogun area of Oyo State, but it was in 2019 after I did a song, “Chop make I chop”, and it was the day they wanted to start playing the song on Radio that I met Oko Oloyun. Secondly, we became close over my case where some telecoms companies infringed on my copyright over a song where I featured Oristsefemi. It was Glo, Airtel and 9Mobile that used the song for callertune without my permission and it became a case, and I have to raise the issue with him.

The man, after listening to my story was very unhappy about the whole issue…and then assured me that as an artiste, we will helping ourselves. From there, we became close and I became his MEGATONE Ambassador and we began to do a lot of things. The man loves me greatly and I love him too.

Are you his driver or how come you are the one driving the day he was killed?

Yes. That day I was the one driving. And I have been driving him before then, even though I am not his official driver. What happens is that anytime he wants to travel he will call me to join him…and I will be the one to drive and he will seat beside me in the front. And the day of the incident I was the one that drove, but I am not his driver or that I drive him all the time.

How did the journey begin that day?

We left Lagos to Abeokuta on the 22nd of January and slept there. The second day we got a call from Lagos that some documents got burnt in his office in Lagos. While we all thought that we were returning to Lagos, the man said we should continue our journey.

Is it Abeokuta your initial destination or Iseyin?

The fact is that we you want to travel with the man, you can’t predict your destination. The man will just call you that we are travelling, but those of you following him can never know the exact destination. For instance, we can leave Lagos now, and man can ask us to face Abeokuta or Iseyin or tell us we are going to Ilorin. Even when you are setting out from his house, you can’t know until when we are on the way before the man will tell you the exact destination.

Where did he tell you he was going on that fateful day?

On that day we set out, and I asked him to where? He told me we were going to Abeokuta. This was January 22. We got to Abeokuta and slept there till the next day. So, the next morning, he just told me let us continue our journey and we continued. We were already on the way before I asked him where are we heading to? And he said Iseyin…and we faced Iseyin.

As we left, the police escort following us did not know our destination and they just faced Lagos, before we called them to inform them we were going to Iseyin, and they turned and followed us.

But why is the man carrying police escort when he is not a security man or a politician?

Chairman does not carry escort because he thinks any harm can come to him. He carries the escort because of traffic, so that they clear the traffic on his way. Actually, the man does not believe anybody is after him or can be after him for any reason. He is so simple and easy going.

So, what now happened after you left Abeokuta?

We continued the journey. We drove past Igbo-Ora and met a Police Check-point and drove on a little and got to a bad portion of the road riddled with lots of potholes. As I slowed down at this spot, we heard gun shot from behind. The man said I should turned back immediately. But the car cannot turn immediately because of the potholes, and while I was trying to reverse, the gunshots continued and a bullet entered from the back and hit him at the back of his neck. It was around 4.30 p.m

Where were the gunshot coming from? Did you see the people shooting?

No. They were shooting from the bush, they did not come out at all. After I realized that the man has been hit, I started shouting to the escort that the Chairman has been shot. Though I was highly terrified and confused at this point, but I can still recollect that I saw our escorts also shooting and returning fire for fire.

What did you do at this point?

In my state of confused mind, I realized that the gunshots were coming from the back, I now decided to run into the bush and ran backward, from where I saw our escorts and the vehicle following us properly. As I was running, I saw the Police Checking-point, and by the time I got out of the bush, the Police have joined our escorts at the scene, shooting at the direction of the gun shots.

What now happened next?

After a while, I now moved back to the car and carried the Chairman, calling him repeatedly to say something, but he didn’t respond. We first of all moved to the nearest Police station from where we were directed to the General Hospital at Igbo-Ora. We got there, and for more than thirty minutes, there was no doctor in sight. When nobody attended to us, we have to move back to the Police station after which the DPO now called his Area Commander, who in turned call the Oyo State Commissioner of Police in Ibadan. The CP came to meet us there, asked some preliminary questions before we were all moved to Ibadan where we deposited the Chairman’s body at the mortuary.

Since then, what has happened? What has been the response from the Police?

I believe the Police are still doing their investigation. Initially, they arrested all of us that travelled with him that day. I spent twenty days in the cell at Iyaganku, Ibadan, including the police escorts. I learnt they also arrested some people working in the man’s office too.

About The Author

Spread the love


  1. Long time supporter, and thought I’d drop a comment.

    Your wordpress site is very sleek – hope you don’t mind me asking
    what theme you’re using? (and don’t mind if I steal it?

    I just launched my site –also built in wordpress like yours– but the theme slows (!) the
    site down quite a bit.

    In case you have a minute, you can find it by
    searching for “royal cbd” on Google (would appreciate
    any feedback) – it’s still in the works.

    Keep up the good work– and hope you all take care of yourself during the coronavirus

  2. Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!|

  3. Hi! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.|

  4. Thank you for some other fantastic article. The place else may anybody get that type of information in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I am on the look for such information.|

  5. What i do not understood is in fact how you are now not actually a lot more smartly-preferred than you may be right now. You’re so intelligent. You understand thus significantly with regards to this subject, made me personally consider it from so many varied angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be fascinated until it’s something to do with Girl gaga! Your individual stuffs great. All the time care for it up!|

  6. After looking at a number of the blog articles on your site, I really appreciate your way of blogging. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my website as well and tell me how you feel.|

  7. Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any recommendations for newbie blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.|

  8. *I would like to convey my admiration for your generosity in support of men and women that have the need for help with this particular concern. Your special dedication to getting the message all over had been wonderfully productive and have all the time made professionals much like me to attain their dreams. Your own invaluable tutorial means a great deal to me and additionally to my office workers. Thank you; from everyone of us.

  9. *I must admit that your post is really interesting. I have spent a lot of my spare time reading your content. Thank you a lot!

  10. *Good site! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a great day!

  11. *Interesting website, i read it but i still have a few questions. shoot me an email and we will talk more becasue i may have an interesting idea for you.

  12. *Hi there, I found your website via Google while searching for a related topic, your website came up, it looks great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  13. *Good site! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a great day!

  14. *I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already Cheers!

  15. *I simply must tell you that you have written an excellent and unique article that I really enjoyed reading. I’m fascinated by how well you laid out your material and presented your views. Thank you.

  16. *I feel like I’m constantly looking for interesting things to read about a variety of subjects, but I manage to include your blog among my reads every day because you have compelling entries that I look forward to. Here’s hoping there’s a lot more amazing material coming!

  17. *We are also noticing that traditional medical doctors are also recognizing the increased interest in holistic healing and are finally starting to incorporate these healing methods into their practice to keep up with the current trends. There are many ways to obtain a construction job interview, but some are more effective than others.

  18. I have been browsing online more than 3 hours these days, yet I by
    no means discovered any fascinating article like yours.
    It is pretty price enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made just right content as
    you probably did, the net will likely be much more helpful than ever before.

  19. Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed
    reading it, you happen to be a great author.
    I will be sure to bookmark your blog and may come back someday.

    I want to encourage yourself to continue your great work, have a nice holiday weekend!

  20. When someone writes an article he/she keeps the plan of a user in his/her brain that how a user can understand it.

    Thus that’s why this piece of writing is great. Thanks!

  21. Thanks for your ideas. One thing I have noticed is that banks and financial institutions know the spending habits of consumers and understand that most people max out their credit cards around the holidays. They wisely take advantage of this fact and start flooding a person’s inbox plus snail-mail box by using hundreds of no interest APR credit cards offers shortly when the holiday season closes. Knowing that when you are like 98% in the American general public, you’ll get at the one opportunity to consolidate financial debt and switch balances towards 0 rate credit cards. nmmlkno https://thyroidmedi.com – side effects of thyroid medication

  22. I’m extremely impressed together with your writing talents and also with the format for your weblog.
    Is that this a paid subject matter or did you customize
    it yourself? Either way stay up the excellent quality writing, it is uncommon to peer a great blog like this one nowadays..

  23. I seriously love your website.. Pleasant colors & theme.
    Did you make this site yourself? Please reply back as
    I’m attempting to create my own site and want to find out where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named.

  24. I’m curious to find out what blog system you happen to be using?

    I’m experiencing some small security issues with my latest blog and I’d like to
    find something more secure. Do you have any recommendations?

  25. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent web site. I stumbledupon it ;
    ) I may return once again since i have book-marked it.

    Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue
    to help others.

  26. Hi, I do believe this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to return yet again since i have saved as a favorite it.

    Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you
    be rich and continue to guide others.

  27. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to
    say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I will
    be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  28. Hey! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your
    content. Please let me know. Thanks

  29. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your site.
    Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems?
    A small number of my blog readers have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari.
    Do you have any advice to help fix this issue?

  30. Aw, this was a very good post. Finding the time and actual effort
    to generate a top notch article… but what can I say… I hesitate a whole lot and never seem to get anything done.

  31. Hello there, I discovered your website by means of Google even as looking for a similar
    matter, your website got here up, it seems to be good.
    I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, simply became alert to your blog through Google, and located
    that it’s really informative. I am gonna be careful for brussels.
    I’ll appreciate in case you proceed this in future. Lots of people will likely be benefited out of your writing.

  32. Fantastic site you have here but I was curious about if
    you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get opinions
    from other experienced people that share the
    same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me
    know. Bless you!

  33. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this superb blog!
    I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.

    I look forward to brand new updates and will share this website with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!

  34. It’s actually a great and helpful piece of
    information. I am satisfied that you shared this
    helpful information with us. Please keep us informed like
    this. Thanks for sharing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *