Lagos; A leading member of the opposition, People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) in Ibafo ward, Ogun state, Mr Idowu Oyinlola and his wife have been allegedly shot dead by unknown gunmen.
The incident was said to have occured on the evening of April 14, 2019 while the couple were in Lagos for an occasion. Our correspondent gathered that the gunmen who wore masks to conceal their identities, drove in a black SUV.
The politician and his wife who were driving a Toyota camry car , were attacked by the gunmen at Aladelola street, Lagos.
The gunmen were said to have zoomed off shooting sporadically into the air apparently to scare away the people in the area.
The gruesome killing of Mr Idowu Oyinlola who is the Financial Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party in Ibafo ward,Ogun state sent shock among the residents , with many in Nigeria, especially politicians now living in fears.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos state ASP Bala Elkana said that though no arrest had been made over the killing of the local politician and his spouse, a team of detectives have been detailed to investigate the murder and track down the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
The police spokesman appealed to the residents to assist the police with any useful information that might help to unravel those behind the killing of the popular politician and his wife, and possibly bring them to justice.
The People’s Democratic Party at either the ward or state level was yet to issue any statement on the killing of the local politician and his wife.
The NIGERIAN OBSERVER recalls that there had been reported cases of the killing of some leading opposition figures in the months leading to the 2019 Presidential Election around the country.