Deji Akeredolu, a 37-year-old PDP councilor has been killed by unknown gunmen on Friday December 28th in Ekiti state.
The deceased was a councilor representing Ado Ward 9 at Ado Local Government Council.
Reports say that Akeredolu and his wife had alighted from a motorbike at the junction of his house where gunmen opened fire on him.
Eyewitnesses claim the gunmen sped off in a Toyota Camry immediately their target was down. The victim’s wife called for help and bystanders came only to find the councilor in a pool of his own blood.
The victim was among the elected local government officials suspended by Ekiti State House of Assembly a fortnight ago. He was also said to be a personal assistant to the Peoples Democratic Party deputy governorship candidate in the July 21 governorship election in Ekiti State, Deji Ogunsakin
An eyewitness who witnessed the moment Akeredolu was killed, said
“After the gunshots, the first thing we noticed was that the Camry car that had been parked at the junction sped off recklessly. Next was the shout for help by the wife.
“We rushed to the scene and found the councilor in a pool of his blood. We rushed him to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.”
The deceased was buried on Saturday, December 29th.
Akeredolu’s wife who was said to have fainted after the event is receiving medical care at an undisclosed hospital.