14-08-2018, 03:05 PM
There was confusion in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Monday evening as another man was shot dead by unknown gunmen in broad daylight.
DAILY POST reports that the killing of the man, whose identities could not be immediately ascertained, was coming barely three days after a close ally of former Gov. Segun Oni, Mr. Bunmi Ojo was assassinated in the same state capital.
Eyewitnesses said the man was shot at a junction close to the end of the newly constructed overhead bridge at the Okesa/Ojumose Area of the ancient town at about 5:40pm.
According to the witnesses, the victim, who was said to be riding on a commercial motorcycle popularly called Okada, was allegedly pursued to the area where he was later killed by his assailants.
Our reporter learnt that the killers, who also came to the scene on another Okada, ordered the operator of the commercial motorcycle conveying the victim to stop at the spot where he was killed and sped-off immediately they achieved their aim.
They, however, spared the operator of the okada. The body of the shot passenger had since been moved to an unknown hospital by sympathisers who felt he could still survive.
The incident led to sudden closure of many shops in and around the Bisi Market located close to the area by their owners, even as many residents who either witnessed or got wind of the killing hurriedly left for their homes.
When contacted, the police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) for the state command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu told our reporter that the command was yet to be briefed by the Divisional Police Officer, (DPO) of the Okesa Division.
He promised to speak on the attack as soon as he got information about the incident.