- A man has been reported dead in Ekiti after being shot by suspected armed robbers
- The incident, which created panic among the residents of the area, happened directly adjacent the popular Tosin Aluko motor park
- Emerging reports claimed the victim was in the car and the vehicle conveying the gunmen hit his car at the back, leading to argument
There was palpable apprehension in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, on Thursday, December 27, as unknown gunmen shot and killed a man whose identity was yet to be ascertained as at press time.
The state police command confirmed the incident, saying its men had launched an investigation to unravel the perpetrators of the crime, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that an eyewitness, however, revealed that the victim was a motorist driving in his car before he was shot.
He said: “The deceased was in the car and the vehicle conveying the gunmen had hit his car at the back.
” The deceased then alighted from the car to complain over the reckless driving not knowing they were armed robbers and the daredevil bandits opened fire on him killing him instantly."
According to him, the hoodlums, after shooting the motorist, fled the scene at top speed. The source said that the incident occurred at the busy Ajilosun area of the city.
He also added: “The incident, which created panic among the residents of the area, happened directly adjacent the popular Tosin Aluko Ado/ Ikere Ekiti motor park at Ajilosun.
“The deceased was shot in the head and stomach by his assailants."
The remains of the victim have been evacuated by policemen from the Ologede police station and taken to the morgue at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
According to report, men of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), who had reported for work, fled the scene.
When contacted, the police public relations officer in Ekiti, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the incident.
The police spokesman said: “We have got the report about the killing and our men have swung into action. We are yet to know the identity of the deceased but investigation has begun into the killing.’’
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the police command in Ekiti state on Monday, November 19, confirmed casualties as four persons were reportedly killed during a violent robbery attack on a bank in Ijero-Ekiti in Ijero local government area.
According to the source, the armed robbers invaded the town around 6pm after workers had closed.
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