Gunmen Lay Ambush For Vigilante, Murder Him In Cold Blood
Gunmen have reportedly murdered a vigilante, Muhammed Oke in Isaga/Ilewo-Orile in Abeokuta-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The deceased who was the head of vigilante and ward 15 chairman of African Democratic Congress, ADC, in Isaga/Ilewo-Orile was killed after receiving a distress call on Thursday around 8:30 a.m.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the dire incident on Saturday, said investigations were ongoing.
Oyeyemi said, “It’s true he was killed. What I heard is that some people said they saw some gunmen hiding at a place and they now called the man, since he is a vigilante in the community; so they went there to attack those gunmen.
“On getting there, the gunmen had laid ambush for them and that’s how he got shot. One person died while one was injured.
“But we have commenced an investigation into it.”
The PPRO, however, debunked claims that the murder was an assassination, adding that the command would not restrict the scope of the investigation.
He said the police investigation would unveil the circumstance that led to the death of the vigilante leader.
Oyeyemi said, “We cannot jump into conclusion that it’s an assassination case. When you are jumping into conclusion, the implication is that, your mind will be diverted in the course of investigation.
“So, we don’t speculate until we find out the real fact of the matter. But the fact remains that the man was killed by some gunmen.
“I am not aware the man was an ADC chairman. I am not aware of him being a chairman of a political party; I am only aware he is a member of vigilante group and hunter.”