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Gunmen kill fuel marketer in Ondo

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have shot dead a fuel marketer in Igbokoda area of Ondo State.


The deceased, identified as Bode Dangunro, was said to have been killed in Igbokoda, Headquarters of Ilaje Local Government Area of the state.

Before his gruesome murder, Dagunro was said to be a successful fuel marketer at Olotu, a riverine community in Ugbonla axis of the local government.

According to sources, his killers, who murdered him in cold blood at his residence, also carted away the sum of N2 million.


Speaking on the incident, the deceased’s brother, Mr Malo Olorunwa Francis, a staff of Niger Delta Development Company, NDDC, in Okitipupa, disclosed that the robbers invaded the residence of the victim around 9pm.

Francis added that after he was shot in the stomach, he rushed him to a private hospital in Igbokoda where he gave up the ghost.


When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, DSP Funmilayo Odunlami, said that investigation is ongoing to unravel the incident and apprehend the perpetrators.

The remains of the deceased have already been deposited in a morgue at Igbokoda

Meanwhile, the incident has thrown the community in a mournful mood as they described the killing as a huge tragedy.


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Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

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