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Family of murdered LG boss demands justice

Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti


The family of the Director of Local Government Administration (DLGA) in Ekiti State Mr David Jejelowo, who was murdered by yet to be identified persons in his resident in Ado-Ekiti, has called on the police to fish out his killers.
The death of the father of four was until his untimely death the DLGA in charge of Emure local government area of the state.
His death came barely 11months after he was kidnapped along Ijan-Ilumoba road in the state.
Speaking with our correspondent, the wife of the late local government staff, Mrs Olusola Jejelowo appealed to the police and other security agencies to fish out the killers of her husband.
Narrating the incident, she said they were at their sitting room in the morning watching television when two masked men persons who came on a bike suddenly opened their door and walked towards the direction of her husband and shot him at a close range.
She disclosed that immediately her husband was shot, she raised alarm but could not find help while her husband fell down in his pool of blood.
“He was later rushed to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital Ado-Ekiti, where all efforts made by doctors to revive him proved abortive and later confirmed dead.
“I was still wondering, what could be the offense of my husband that could warrant killing him, he was kidnapped for days late last year before he was freed.
The whole family is confused as you can see,” she lamented.
Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Mr. Sunday Abutu, said nobody had been arrested in connection with incident, but promised that investigation was on going to unravel the motive behind Mr Jejelowo’s killing.
Abutu said the gunmen had 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, saying investigation would reveal that.
“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 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.

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