Gbenga Ogbara, the deceased Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Atakumosa- East Local Government, Gbenga Ogbara’ s son, has disclosed how his father was assassinated in a statement released on Tuesday.
According to him, the assassins who killed his father arrived at the residence with a commercial motorcycle.
Speaking from his hospital bed at Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, the APC chairman’ s son revealed that two men approached them on their way back from the shop and waited until he and his mother entered the house before knocking on their gate.
He said, ” We met them (killers) on the road while returning from the shop in the evening. Shortly after entering the house, someone knocked on the gate, and my father went out to open it, while attempting to run, he was shot severally in the back.
” After shooting, they came into the house, shot through the window; the bullet hit my hand partially before they ran away. “
Oyetola Orders Probe
Meanwhile, the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has ordered that security surrounding Igangan must be tightened to prevent a breakdown of law and order while promising people that those responsible for the heinous act will be brought to justice.
Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola’ s media aide, said in a statement that: ” As a government, we are resolved to do everything possible to protect citizens from actual and potential threats. To this end, we have ordered security beef up around the Igangan area.
” We have also directed security operatives to launch an extensive manhunt to fish out those responsible for the killing of the late APC chieftain.
” Government enjoins all citizens to be peaceful and to be law- abiding as all efforts shall be made to protect them and their property at all times. “
We’ re Trailing Killers— CP
Olawale Olokode, the state Police Commissioner has claimed that police operatives are on the hunt for the perpetrators.
He said, ” From the assessment of the incident, we discovered that the assailants are very familiar with the terrain of the area. There are bushes around these places and they know the time to get their victims.
” They came around 10: 30 pm or 11 pm when they knew that the victim would have been home with his family. They fired gunshots through the window.
” The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of CID and the tactical team have been on top of the investigation.
” The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of CID and the tactical team have been on top of the investigation. Though, we are yet to ascertain the purpose of the action of the assassins. “