Tension as gunmen murder Council Director in Ekiti


There was palpable tension in Odo Ado Area of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, following the killing of a Director in the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission, David Jejelowo by some unknown gunmen in the area.

Jejelowo was killed at his residence located at Umesi street, Igirigiri area of Ado-Ekiti metropolis.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Ado Ekiti, said the gunmen stormed Jejelowo’s residence around 1:00 am on Monday and shot him dead right in his room.

Abutu said the police have not been able to ascertain the intention of the assailants, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, had ordered an investigation.

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He said the corpse has been evacuated to the morgue of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

“I can confirm to you that the man named David Jejelowo was killed at his residence at Umesi street, Odo Ado area of Ado Ekiti early this morning (Monday) by assailants.

“He was killed in his room by assailants whose intention we have not been able to establish as of now.

“We are investigating and our investigation will reveal whether it was a case of assassination or robbery.

“We are assuring the public that the perpetrators shall be arrested and punished for their sins”.

Abutu added that the corpse of the former civil servant had been deposited in the morgue of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

The police spokesman urged the public to oblige the police with veracious information that can help the police in checkmating killings and other crimes in the state.