A middle-aged mechanic, Babalola Oladeji, has been allegedly killed by gunmen on Friday in onireke area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the incident occurred when the victim was on his way to his mechanic workshop.
A food vendor Abidemi who lives within the area where the incident happened explained that no one could explain the reason for the killing as they just heard a gunshot which made everyone scamper for safety.
She further explained that by the time they got back to the scene, the victim was already dead.
Another resident Obisessan said the perpetrators had initially fired a gun at the victim, but the bullet could not penetrate his body.
This, action according to Obisessan, made the assailants strangulate the victim until he gave up the ghost.
Confirming the incident the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adwwale Osifeso, said the investigation has commenced on the incident and it will be made available soon.
“Full-scale investigation has commenced and it will be made public as soon as events unfold,” he stated.
In a related development, a popular presenter with Ibadan-based private radio station, Fresh FM Nigeria, popularly known as Baba Bintin, has been reported dead.
Baba Bintin passed on after he slumped on his way to the radio station for his programme on Saturday morning.
His death was announced during a radio programme by the ace radio twins, Komolafe Olaiya and Olalomi Amole, Oyin Ado on Saturdays.
Earlier during the programme on Saturday morning, the duo spoke about the unusual lateness of the presenter to the studio but towards the end of the programme, the presenters announced that he died while trekking from Amuloko to Fresh FM at Challenge this morning (Saturday) with the hope of getting Point Of Sale, POS agent to get cash.
In an audio played on the radio, a man said they found him slumped on his way to the office and rushed him to the University College Hospital l, UCH, but died on getting to the hospital.
Baba Bintin who usually speaks Ijesha dialect and is usually addressed as “Boda Olu” and “Uncle” by Komolafe was a comic presenter on Oyin Ado programme on Saturdays on the Radio Station to give updates on markets in the state.