Gunmen on Tuesday assassinated a high-raking traditional chief in Sagamu, Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Our correspondent gathered that the chief identified as Bashorun Abiodun was shot dead by yet-to-be identified gunmen, numbering about three.
Circumstances surrounding Abiodun’s death were still sketchy as of the time of this report, but it was further gathered that the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites.
The State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu confirmed the incident.
“I have just returned from Sagamu. It is true; we are suspecting murder and we are on top of it.
“We are trying to unravel the mystery behind the death. I just returned from the scene in Sagamu now,” Alamutu said.
Also confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Omolola Odutola, described it as a case of assassination.
She said, “We received a death report that one Bashorun Abiodun was assassinated by three yet to be identified gun men and has been buried today according to Muslim rites.”