Tragedy struck in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, as gunmen on Friday evening killed the Chairman of the state House of Assembly Committee on Information and Security, Hon. Gideon Aremu, at his residence in the city.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Aremu (Orelope-Labour Party) was killed on Friday at about 9pm while driving into his house at Alakia area of Ibadan.
NAN gathered that the wife of the deceased was opening the gate for him when two men riding motorcycles shot at Aremu several times.
“The armed men waited several minutes afterwards to ensure he was dead and took away just his cell phone,” the source said.
The spokesman for the State Police Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the assassination of Aremu.
Ajisebutu said the Commissioner of Police in the State had directed the commencement of thorough investigation into the killing.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, Musah Abdul-Wasi, described the incident as a rude shock and a great loss to the entire state and the country. Abdul-Wasi said the deceased believed in securing a great future.
He said: “It is regrettable he is not going to see that future.
“He was supposed to be conferred with PhD by the University of Ilorin next week.
“He has collected his gown and invited his colleagues and friends to the graduation.
“It is very sad.”