Barely four days after the killing of Bunmi Ojo, Personal Assistant to ex-governor Segun Oni by unknown assailants, another man was shot dead in broad daylight in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday.
The identity of the latest victim of the unknown gunmen could not be ascertained at press time. Sources at the scene said the man was shot at a junction close to the end of the newly-constructed overhead bridge at the Okesa/Ojumose Area of Ado-Ekiti at 5:30p.m.
According to the eyewitnesses, the victim, who was said to be riding on a commercial motorcycle popularly called Okada, was trailed by the gunmen, who ordered the commercial motorcyclist conveying the victim to stop. They, thereafter, immediately shot him and sped off.
The body of the dead passenger was said to have been moved to an unknown hospital by sympathisers, who thought he could survive. When newsmen got to the scene of the incident at about 6p.m., bloodstains were noticed all over the scene. The incident led to the closure of many shops in and around nearby Bisi Market as traders, who either witnessed or got wind of the killing, hurriedly left for their homes.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said the command was yet to be briefed by the Divisional Police Officer of Okesa Division. He promised to speak on the attack as soon as he gets information