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Tension as gunmen hack labourer to death

Tension as gunmen hack labourer to death

By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
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There was tension in Aba village, a suburb of Ado-Ekiti on Sunday following the death of a middle-aged man,  Sunday Olorunleke who was reportedly stabbed to death by a yet to be identified persons.

Though, the death of the late Olorunleke who was  working as labourer in the agrarian community was still sketchy as at the time of filling this report, It was gathered that the deceased was allegedly killed in his residence located at the outskirt of the community.

A source close to the  police revealed that the late Olorunleke, a father of two was alone in the house when some people suddenly emerged in the area and hacked him to death.

The source added that his wife and children were said to have traveled out of Ado Ekiti since Wednesday and returned at the early hour of Sunday to meet the corpse of the man inside his room.

A source in the agrarian community who spoke with our correspondent said the incident happened between Saturday night and Sunday, adding that  the deceased  was sighted in the neighborhood on Saturday morning.

“The wife of the deceased put a call across to some of the neighbours on Saturday when she could not reach her husband on phone and they informed her that they saw him that very day.

“We were shocked after the wife arrived and met the door closed. She  sought the assistance of people to break the door where she found her husband’s corpse on the floor .”

Speaking with Journalists via telephone, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ekiti State, Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the killing.

He revealed that investigation had commenced in a bid to arrest the perpetrators, calling on the people to go about their normal lawful activities.

The police spokesman advised residents of the state to monitor strange faces and movements within their neighborhood and report to the police for immediate action.

Owena Press Limited (Publisher of The Hope Newspaper), Akure

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