Osun Corper, Adebayo Mukaila killed by armed robbers

Osun Corper, Adebayo Mukaila killed by armed robbers.

Adebayo Mukaila, an NYSC member serving in Osun State has been killed by suspected armed robbers. The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mr Adegoke Ayodele Adewale yesterday confirmed the incident, describing it as a sad occurrence.

He said, “Immediately I was informed, I notified the police and the NYSC authority. We made necessary arrangements for autopsy and burial. We are sad about it. “Mukaila was shot dead by two armed robbers that attacked him in his shop in Omo-West, Osogbo, the state capital.”

It was gathered that the deceased corps member, who was selling recharge cards, owned a container shop at Omo-west street near the NYSC Secretariat.

Residents of the area said Mukaila was robbed after closing his shop around 11pm on Tuesday. The robber reportedly stole recharge cards and money after killing the young man.

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A source near the scene of the incident said Mukaila and his daughter were returning home after the day’s business when two men accosted him around 10:50pm.

The suspected robbers were said to have dispossessed him of money, PoS machine, and other items in the bag that he was carrying before he was shot in the head.

The robbers were said to have fled the scene on a motorcycle.

Another source near the scene, who pleaded anonymity, hinted that the assailants might have killed Mukaila because he recognised one of them.

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In the same vein, Osun State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, has directed an investigation into the killing of the Corps Member.

When contacted by newsmen, the Osun CP confirmed the incident and said a full investigation into the killing had commenced, adding that details available on the matter were still sketchy.

Kokumo, who spoke through the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Folasade Odoro, told newsmen, “A full-scale investigation to get the perpetrator had commenced.

“We sympathise with the family of the deceased. We assure the public that no stone will be left unturned in getting to the root of the incident.”

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Updated: January 30, 2020 — 2:12 pm

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