A security guard at Titolu Venture filling station in Igoba, Akure north local government area of Ondo state, simply identified as ‘Mr Sunday’ has been killed.
Ajisafe Oluwatobiloba, manager of the petrol station, said he was informed about the fire incident around 4:00 am on Monday.
According to him, “At about 4 am, I was called by one of the residents, and on getting here, we saw the station burning. His assailants also razed down the filling station.
“We called the fire service and they came to quench the fire not knowing the perpetrators had killed our security guard.
“While trying to figure out what could have caused the fire, we saw where the guard was tied and killed.We also saw the keg used by the arsonist filled with petrol which part of it must have been used to wet the station before setting it on fire.”
“The remains of the victim has been deposited in a mortuary,” he said
Funmilayo Odunlami, Ondo police spokesman, confirmed the incident and said investigation has commenced to unravel the circumstances that led to the incident.