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Gunmen Kill POS Operator, Rob Wife in Ibadan

A forty-year-old man, operating a point of sales (P.O.S) business was shot dead over the weekend by some gunmen, at Bako community, near Omi-Adio, Ibadan.

According to reports, the deceased, Saheed Lawal was shot at close range in his house around half past seven on Friday, after returning home from his shop, and observing the 7 p.m. prayers in the mosque.

Explaining the sad incident, wife to the deceased sorrowfully recounted how Saheed had opened the door, responding to earlier knocks, only to be shot at close range by one of the men.

She added that he was never asked anything before being killed as she had unknowingly handed over the money they requested to them, while pleading that they should not kill her husband.

It was gathered that the attackers, who were three in number, came in a motorcycle to the area called Elelubo, within Bako community along Abeokuta-Ibadan road.

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One of the attackers had knocked on the deceased entrance door, and immediately the door was opened, he fired Saheed on his chest at close range.

It was also gathered that the other armed man, shot sporadically into the air to scare people away from the building.

Unfortunately efforts of the community to apprehend the gunmen were fruitless as they fled using motorcycle.

The incident has since been reported at Omi Police Station.

Saheed Lawal who was said to be the financial secretary of his zone at Ifesowapo Elelubo, was survived by his wife and three children whose ages are between two months and six years old.

Report has it that the remains of the deceased was later buried according to Islamic rites.

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Meanwhile, some members of the community commended the humility, decency, responsibility, and reliability of the deceased

The chairman of the community, Alhaji Ayegoro said he was still in shock as Saheed could never hurt anyone.

In another sad development, tragedy struck in the early hours of yesterday, as gunmen killed another commercial motorcyclist in the Akinyele local council area of Oyo state.

The incident, was reported to have happened at Labi Junction, Express Area, along the Oyo-Ibadan Expressway.

A source said the gunmen shot the rider and took away his motorcycle.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer of the State Command, Adewale Osifeso has said that updates would be provided in due time.

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