Ooni’s Guard Shot Dead By Suspected Armed Robbers

Ooni’s Guard Shot Dead By Suspected Armed Robbers

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on February 10, 2016
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An official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Marcus Olatunji, attached to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi has been murdered by a group of men suspected to be armed robbers.

It was gathered that the deceased had gone out to buy recharge cards at a kiosk in the night of Monday, February 8, 2016 when the gunmen took away his gun.

A source said: “It is true one of our officers attached to the Ooni’s palace was shot dead by some unidentified persons in front of a private residence of the Ooni. The killers went away with his gun. He died at the teaching hospital, Ife.

“We have arrested three suspects in connection with the crime and investigations continue as the command will get to the root of the matter.”

When contacted, the spokesperson of Ooni of Ife, Mr. Olafare Moses, confirmed the story.

Also, the Head of Public Relations of the Corps, Mr. Wale Folarin, confirmed the story and assured that the Corps would get to the root of the matter.

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