AN eyewitness (name withheld), has revealed how Bunmi Ojo, a former Federal Character Commission boss and ally of Engineer Segun Oni, was killed on Friday, in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
The source disclosed that the Personal Assistance to a former Governor of Ekiti State used to come to a football viewing centre in the city, to relate and analyse football with young guys of like mind.
His death punctured the bliss in the social circle as the victim was a popular, responsible and reliable socialite.
“Being a comrade, the Ido Ekiti-born All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain was a free man who never envisaged that some people could be trailing him to take the life out of him,” the source said.
On the fateful Friday, the late Bunmi was said to have received calls from an unregistered number that some people wanted to see him and he told the caller that they should wait for him at the viewing centre.
“He hurriedly left what he was doing to meet the people and watch the match. Getting to the place, the person that called him surfaced and pointed at two guys waiting for him. Immediately he sat down to discuss with them, the guy at the entrance shut into the air to scared the people away and one of those who sat by him shut him at the head and chest, at a close range.
“Immediately they hit him, he fell and the whole place scattered. Later the people at the scene converged after the assassins had left, but he was met in the pool of his blood. The efforts to rescue him did not yield any result as he died a few minutes later. His body was taken to the morgue at the state hospital in Ado,” the source narrated.
“They also took his phone two phones away,” the source added.
“Police are already investigating the killing,” a police source said.
Why he was killed is still a mystery that is yet to unravel as at the time of filing this report but the police have promised to get to the root of the matter and brought the criminals to record soon.
Meanwhile, the Ekiti State government has condemned the killing of the late comrade.
In a statement issued on Saturday, by the Special Assistant to the State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the government condoled with the families, friends and political associates of the deceased, praying that God in His infinite mercies will console and uphold his wife and children.
The release reads in part: “The manner in which Bunmi Ojo, a commissioner in the Federal Character Commission and strong ally of Chief Segun Oni was killed is a demonstration of the extent some devilish people can go to settle scores with their fellow men and the security agencies must not add this gruesome murder to the diary of unresolved murders in Nigeria.”