A Chieftain of the All Progresssives Congress (APC) on Wednesday afternoon assasinated by unknown assailants in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
The APC chieftain, Alhaji Babatunde Oreitan, was said to be one of the party leaders in Ona Ara local government of Oyo state, and was killed by the gunmen inside his house at Oremeji Agugu area of Ibadan shortly after he observed Dhur prayer in a mosque located within his house.
Confirming the story, the Oyo state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, said Oyo state Police Commissioner, Mr Shina Olukolu, paid on the spot visit to the scene and has ordered full investigations into the matter.
CP Fadeyi said the APC Chieftain was killed by the yet to be known assailant with one of his hands and legs cut with a suspected sharp object.
The PPRO said men of the Oyo state Police Command are presently on the trail of the assailants.