Businessman Killed over cigarette lighter in an Hotel in Ondo state on Boxing day

"Businessman Killed over cigarette lighter in an Hotel in Ondo state on Boxing day"
From the reports gathered, The Ondo state Police Command stated that they have begin the Investigation of a businessman (Babatunde Olubasa) who was allegedly shot dead in an hotel in Ondo state on Boxing day over a Cigarette lighter.

It was stated that the 38yr old businessman was shot at the Helena Hotel in Ijapo area of Ondo state where he lodged for Xmas Holiday.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed that the matter was a case of assassination, said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami, had ordered investigation into the incident, adding that operatives of the command were already on the trail of the assailants.

According to Tee-leo Ikoro he said, “We have commenced investigation and trying to track down those who killed him. It’s an assassination. At the time it happened, there was nobody else at the bar, except the bar girl. The bar girl said three killers came into the hotel.

“The deceased lodged in that hotel and went out at some point in time. By the time he came back, the assailants were already at the bar drinking. When he got to the bar, the three guys asked for a lighter from him to light their cigarettes and he said no. It was at that point that they pulled out their guns and shot him. The assailants left the hotel when he gave up the ghost.

“We are on their trail right now. The Commissioner of Police has ordered a full investigation into the incident. To us, we are thinking it was an assassination. But the investigation will unravel all that happened.”

 “The killing of Tunde was a clear case of someone who had been targeted. The guys, who killed him, had requested a lighter from him at the bar. But he declined their request. Tunde’s reaction made them to engage him in an argument before opening fire on him.



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