Kwara State Police Command has confirmed the death 61-year-old estate agent identified as Sina Babarinde, who was killed by unknown gunmen.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday, said the incident happened during the 7.00 am church service of the RCCG.
He said, “Late Sina was reportedly 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.
“When 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 on the head.”
“The shells of the bullet used in killing the deceased have been recovered and the corpse has been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (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 ”
The Police spokesperson 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.
KanyiDaily had also reported how gunmen have kidnapped Rev. Father Geoffrey Mark Chimezie after he had concluded the morning mass at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.