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Pandemonium in Ekiti as Unidentified Gunmen Assassinated Trader in Ekiti

Charles Nwoke, Ekiti, Nigeria

November 5, 2020

Calamity struck in Dalimore area of Ado Ekiti metropolis, on Wednesday night, as a young trader, Olanrewaju Oladapo, was shot dead by some unidentified armed gunmen.

Late Olanrewaju specialized in sales of mobile phones airtime and provisions at Dallimore area of Ado Ekiti.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 9.45 pm after the trader had closed from work and drove home.

One of the residents of the area, who identified himself as Olatunji told newsmen that the assailants traced the deceased to his house behind Jone Jane Hospital, Dalimore, Ado Ekiti, where he was ambushed and snuffed at the main entrance.

The deceased’s valuables and money were said to have been carted away by the gun-wielding killers.

“The deceased had only packed into the house a few months ago after he felt unsafe in his former apartment.

“We are deeply saddened by the incident, and we call on the security agents to fish out the perpetrators. He was a young, enterprising, diligent and respectful man, who had been robbed several times in his former house,” Olatunji said.

When contacted, the Ekiti State Police Spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident.

He said: “Yes, he was reportedly shot dead by unknown gunmen while returning home from his shop at about 9:45 pm yesterday (Wednesday).

“His body had been evacuated and deposited in the mortuary. Meanwhile, preliminary investigation is ongoing for possible arrest of the culprits”.