Gunmen shoot dead estate agent during Sunday service in Ilorin

A 61-year-old estate agent based in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, Sina Babarinde, was on Sunday morning reportedly shot to death by some gunmen during a church service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Living Word Parish, Basin Road, Ilorin.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident to the Nigerian Tribune on Monday said that investigation was ongoing to arrest the perpetrators.

According to the PPRO, the incident happened during the 7:00 am church service of the RCCG. 

“Late Sina Babarinde was called on phone and as he walked out of the church to receive the call, the sound of gunshots rented the air, which drew the attention of the congregation.

“By the time the congregation got out of the church to see what was happening, it was discovered that the estate agent was already in the pool of his own blood.

“It was discovered that he was shot in the head.”

The police spokesperson, who said that the commissioner of Police, Mr Tuesday Assayomo, has directed discreet investigation into the matter, added that “I can tell you that investigation is on high gear. The shells of the bullet used in killing the deceased have been recovered and the corpse has been deposited at the UITH for postmortem.

“People should not entertain any fear as the police and other security agencies are working towards unraveling the situation surrounding the incident towards arresting the perpetrators and ensuring that the security of lives and property of our people are well protected.”

He also said that men of the Nigeria Police have already been deployed to strategic places in the metropolis, including worship centres, to prevent such reoccurrence assuring residents to go about their lawful businesses.



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