Some yet-to-be-identified assailants have reportedly murdered a resident of Ijebu Jesa in Osun State, Tunde Ejoka.
According to findings, the corpse of the late Ejoka was discovered in the early hours of Wednesday in his residence.
Sources in Ijebu Jesa said the late Ejoka had hearing and speaking impairment and was discovered dismembered by some unknown people.
The spokesperson for Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident, saying an investigation had commenced to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killing.
“It happened. His corpse was discovered on Wednesday. We have launched a probe into the killing with a view to unravelling the circumstances surrounding it. No arrest yet,” Opalola said.
Meanwhile, the Osun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has said the late Ejoka was its member and blamed the killing on suspected thugs working for the Peoples Democratic Party.
The APC in a statement signed by its acting chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, obtained in Osogbo, further alleged, “it was learnt that Tunde Ejoka, a prominent and courageous member of the APC was assassinated in his Ijebu-Jesa home in the early hours of today by the PDP thugs.
“Information has it that the PDP thugs had earlier threatened the life of Ejoka on the eve of the presidential and National Assembly elections last Friday.”
He then tasked the State Commissioner of Police to investigate, arrest and prosecute whoever was directly or indirectly connected with the killing.
Efforts to get PDP’s reaction to the allegations proved futile as calls to the spokesperson for the party in Osun, Oladele Olabamiji, rang out and he has not responded to a text message sent to him on the matter as of the time of filing this report.