TRAGEDY struck in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State when some unknown gunmen in military uniform reportedly killed a businessman identified as Oso Femi.
Femi was reportedly killed at his filling station, Osofem Oil and Gas, located at Nitel bus stop at Ifo, Ogun State, around 10 pm on Sunday.
A nephew of the man, who identified himself as Harbee, had explained that the men, who were all clad in military camouflage, stormed the filling station, shot Femi in the head and left with his car with number plate EKY903GZ.
“They were all in soldier uniforms. It happened at Osofem Oil and Gas, Nitel Bus-stop at Ifo, Ogun State, around 10 pm on Sunday. He was about to go home when they came to attack him. He tried to escape and they shot him on the head, took his car and his money and went away,” the nephew said.
It was gathered that the deceased man’s Toyota Corolla was later found at the Obada Oko area of Abeokuta.
Harbee who narrated the incident on Wednesday said, “We found the car at Obada Oko, parked in the bush. It’s currently at the police station.”
Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the incident was a case of armed robbery.
According to him, the robbers in military uniform must have got a hint that the man was with a certain amount of money, which he said was driven away in his car after killing him.
“It’s a case of armed robbery and the command is investigating it. We learnt they came in military uniform and they killed the man.
“I think there was information about the man that he was coming with some amount of money. So, they took away the vehicle with the money inside it. We are still investigating the incident,” Oyeyemi said in a telephone interview.