Crimes/Tragedy

Gunmen kill Lagos based businessman in Ilorin

By Taiwo Ogunniyi
Gunmen have murdered a Lagos based businessman, Biola Osundiya said to be in his forties, who came to Kwara to spend time with his family in a yet to be unraveled circumstance.

The incident, it was gathered, occurred around past 6:00p.m on Wednesday when he was trailed to one of the drinking spots besides the Kwara State Center for Art and Culture and shot at close range.

A source who spoke on the issue said the deaceased was in the company of a girl who was having conversation about some people on the phone regarding their location shortly before his assailants arrived.

“He was shot by two men who traced him to the spot on motorbike and left him in the pool of his blood thereafter.

He was initially based in Ilorin, Kwara State where his two wives and children still resides but recently relocated to Lagos to start cement business”, the source added.

His younger brother, Segun, who confirmed the incident, said the development has left his family and friends devastated and call on the security agencies to fish out the perpetrators to face justice.

When contacted on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the police are still on the trail of the killers.

“We can’t say for now whether the killing was cultist or business related, but an AK 47 ammunition was recovered from the scene and we are working to establish those behind it.

“However, no arrest has been made for now”, Okasanmi added.
Edited by Felix Ajide
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