Palpable tension has gripped residents of Odo Ado Area of Ado-Ekiti, the state capital following the killing of a Director in the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission, Mr. David Jejelowo by some unknown gunmen in the area.
The Nation gathered that the incident occurred at the wee hours of Monday at his residence located at Umesi street, Igirigiri Area of Ado-Ekiti metropolis.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr. Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation, saying the corpse has been evacuated to the morgue of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
Abutu said the arm-wielding attackers had stormed the deceased’s residence around 1:00 am on Monday and shot him dead in his room.
He said the police have not been able to ascertain the reason for the assassination, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, had ordered an investigation.
“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 (Monday) 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 I believe 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,” he said.