Some suspected armed robbers have reportedly shot a middle aged man identified as Taoreed Olusola dead after being robbed at Government House area, Oyo State Government Secretariat Road, Agodi, Ibadan, around 1:30pm on Monday.
Those in the area when the tragedy struck said they rushed out to the scene when they heard gunshots fired at the man.
One of the eyewitnesses said the armed robbers, who trailed the man to the area on board a motorcycle, forced him to stop his motorbike.
They stripped him of his belongings and gunned him down before escaping with his motorbike.
It was gathered that the man was being trailed by two armed robbers from a bank after withdrawing some amount of money.
The transaction documents on the dead man showed that he had just withdrawn sums of N150,000 and another N296,000 at a commercial bank in Bodija.
One of the eyewitnesses (preferred anonymity), said, “Taoreed was attacked while trying to escape with his motorcycle from his assailants through the Government’s House Road. The robbers stopped him and fired two shots at him after collecting the money. They escaped with the motorcycles.
“We were in the office; we just heard two gunshots. Then we rushed out to see what was happening. We saw two men on the motorcycle. They made away with his motorcycle and money.
He was trailed from a bank where he withdrew the money. Officials of the Oyo State Environmental Task Force took the man to the University Teaching University, Ibadan.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said he had yet to be briefed on the incident having been officially engaged to monitor the ongoing recruitment exercise by the police.
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