Osun motorcyclist celebrating union election shot dead

A commercial motorcyclist, Toromade Adebowale has been killed at Moro Junction, Edunabon, Osun State, by some yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

The victim was said to be celebrating the election of new executives for the union of motorcyclists in the town when the incident happened.

Apart from Adebowale, who was hit by a bullet around the stomach region, a yet-to-be-identified motorcyclist was also injured during the incident.

The latter was said to be responding to treatment at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.

An eyewitness, who was one of the newly elected executives but spoke on condition of anonymity, disclosed that in the midst of their celebration, gunshots were heard, which left Adebowale and one other person injured.

He said Adebowale did not reach the hospital before he gave up the ghost, while the other victim was rushed to OAUTHC, Ile-Ife, for treatment.

The eye witness disclosed that: “His name is Toromade Adebowale. He hailed from Olukolo Compound in Edunabon. After the swearing-in of new executives, we escorted our Ife zonal chairman to Moro Junction. We were celebrating the successful election of the new executives when we heard gunshots.

“The immediate past leadership was not ready to relinquish power. But till now, we don’t know those that fired the shots. Adebowale went for his introduction/wedding ceremony at his in-law’s house in Ede. His wife is pregnant. We are preparing him for burial now”.

The spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola said investigation has commenced to unravel those behind the shootings.


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