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Gunmen killed Lagos-based businessman in Ilorin: Police

The deceased was allegedly traced to a drinking spot in the Ilorin metropolis by the assailants and shot at close range.

• July 25, 2022
Kwara PPRO Ajayi Okasanmi
Kwara PPRO, Ajayi Okasanmi

A Lagos based businessman, Biola Osundiya, 40, who came to Kwara to spend time with his family, was killed in Ilorin, Kwara state capital by gunmen.

Police spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi, made this known on Sunday in ilorin saying that the police were still on the trail of the killers.

“We can’t say for now whether the killing was cultist or business related, but an AK 47 ammunition was recovered from the scene beside Kwara State Center for Art and Culture, Ilorin.

“We are working to establish those behind it. But no arrest has been made for now,” Mr Okasanmi said.

The incident occurred around past 6:00 p.m. on July 20, when the deceased was allegedly trailed to one of the drinking spots besides the Kwara State Center for Art and Culture and shot at close range.

A source who pleaded anonymity said the deceased was in the company of a girl who was having a conversation on the phone when the assailants struck.

“He was shot by two men who traced him to the spot on motorbike and left in the pool of his blood thereafter.

“He was initially based in Ilorin, Kwara State where his two wives and children still reside but recently relocated to Lagos to start a cement business,” the source added.

The deceased younger brother, Segun, who confirmed the incident, said the development had left his family and friends devastated.

He called on the security agencies to fish out the perpetrators to face justice. 

(NAN)

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