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Gunmen Assassinate Community Leader In Osun

 

A leader identified as Gbenga Okotore was murdered by gunmen in the Okutu-Ope community in Ilesa, Osun state.

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It was determined that Okotore was shot at close range by the attackers.

 

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The armed men fired randomly into the air before killing their target.

 

A local resident stated that the entire community is in mourning and that the deceased may have been followed to the spot where he was murdered.

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He stated that they heard gunfire during the incident but were unable to move closer for fear of being killed themselves.

 

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SP Yemisi Opalola, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the incident on March 16, 2023, and stated that the perpetrators would be apprehended.

 

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“Okotore was a local chief and community leader. We have begun our investigation, and those responsible will not escape justice,” the PPRO stated.

 

She added that a team of detectives had launched an investigation into the matter and that the perpetrators of the heinous act would soon be apprehended and punished.

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