Unknown gunmen struck in front of the popular Tosin Aluko Motor Park at Ajilosun, Ado Ekiti metropolis in the early hours of Thursday shooting one yet to be identified man dead.
Sources said the victim had attempted to challenge the driver of the car conveying the gunmen for reckless driving, following which the gunmen opened fire and shot him in the stomach and head.
While some sources said the gunmen after killing the man, made away with his car, others said other occupants of the vehicle which was conveying the victim sped off on discovering that the victim had been shot dead.
The incident, according to an eyewitness, occurred around 6.15am when the man said to be a commuter along Ado-Ikere Road was shot.
A source at the scene said, “The deceased was in the car and the vehicle conveying the gunmen hit his car at the back at that spot.
“The deceased then alighted from the car to complain over the reckless driving not knowing they were armed robbers and the bandits opened fire on him and he died immediately.”
According to him, the gunmen were said to have sped away from the scene.
Policemen at Ologede Police Station, who visited the scene, were said to have taken his lifeless body to the morgue of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
The situation has led to the desertion of the area by residents and men of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, who earlier reported for work for fear of indiscriminate arrests by the police.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the incident, saying,
“We have got a report about the killing and our men have swung into action.
“We are yet to know the identities of the deceased, but an investigation has begun into the killing,” he stated.