Unknown gunmen have shot and killed Marcus Olatunji, one of the officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) attached to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.The incident happened on Sunday night at a private residence of Oba Ogunwusi located in Ile-Ife. It was said the deceased had just returned to the entrance to the Ooni’s private residence from where he had gone to buy airtime for his telephone when his assailants opened fire on him.
Sources said that the hoodlums made away with Olatunji’s gun. The Head of Public Relations of the Corps, Mr. Wale Folarin, confirmed the story and assured that the Corps would get to the root of the matter.
The deceased’s colleagues who were on the premises were said to have rushed out upon hearing the sound of the gun but the assailants had sped off before they came out. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.
Some sources said the hoodlums were probably members of an armed robbery gang returning from an operation.
The Head of Public Relations of the Corps, Mr. Wale Folarin, confirmed the story and assured that the Corps would get to the root of the matter. He said: “It is true one of our officers attached to the Ooni’s palace was shot dead by some unidentified persons in front of a private residence of the Ooni.
The killers went away with his gun. He died at the teaching hospital, Ife. “We have arrested three suspects in connection with the crime and investigations continue as the command will get to the root of the matter.” Spokesperson of Ooni of Ife, Mr. Olafare Moses, confirmed the story, saying the monarch received the news with shock.
Culled from Vanguardngr