Lady Reveals How Suspected Armed Robbers Killed Her Husband-to-be in Ibadan

A lady resident in Ibadan has revealed how her fiance was shot dead by armed robbers in Ibadan over the weekend.

Femi Olaniyi Adebayo, the deceased, 29-year-old graduate of Computer Science reportedly went to withdraw money at the ATM of a bank at Orita Challenge at about 7.00 pm on Saturday night, when he met with his untimely death.

According to his fiancée who was with him in the car at the time of the incident, the robbers requested for the money he had just withdrawn.

His fiancee said: “He politely replied that he had delivered the money to the owner. They didn’t believe him and shot him on his left hand at very close range. Within a very short time, they fired several shots at his chest. They collected my phones and money in my handbag.”

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Confirming the development, the father of the deceased, Alhaji Fatai Adebayo told our correspondent that the death of his only son had changed the narrative of the family.

He said; “It is true my only son was shot dead on Saturday night. I am doomed. His death has changed my life and narrative of my family. I leave them to God. I leave the robbers to God,” he lamented.

Similarly, another victim who is yet to be identified, was killed after the withdrawal of N250,000 from ATM point, some kilometres away from Fresh FM radio station, Ibadan.

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Meanwhile, it was gathered that suspected robbers who were operating on a motorbike trailed him from the point of collection, to the spot where he was eventually gunned down.

Newsmen who visited the scene of the incident report that though the remains of the victim had been taken away, but the blood stain was still on the floor.

The suspected armed robbers were reported to have escaped after the victim fell down from the motorcycle, while the cash was taken away by the robbers.

A source in the neighbourhood who craves for anonymity said: “It was during the day. We were all here when we heard the gunshot. The young man was a quarry worker and he fell down after the gunshot. The motorcyclist escaped but his passenger died immediately. We cannot approach the robbers because they were armed and they also came on a motorcycle.

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“They escaped through the tollgate, Lagos-Ibadan expressway. It was later when his people came to take his remains, they told us that he came to town to withdraw money for his workers and the money was just N250,000”, the source added.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso said investigations are ongoing on the two robbery incidents, adding that the public would be updated accordingly.


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