By Temitope Adedeji
Gloom now pervades the entire Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State as the All Progressives Congress Chairman in the area, Mr. Ayodele Kikiowo a.k.a Theo, was killed a few days ago. Kikiowo was strangulated to death by a set of twins alleged to be political thugs. The thugs were allegedly linked to a Peoples Democratic Party House of Assembly member in the state, who contested for re-election at the weekend.
The late Kikiowo was born in 1950 to the popular Kikiowo family in lgbara-Oke, lfedore Local Government.
Following the development, the family of the late Kikiowo has been thrown into agony and anguish.
One of the deceased’s grieving wives, Mrs. Kikiowo, said her husband was hale and hearty when he left the house that fateful day.” He just came from the farm and decided to have his rest when a call came through to his mobile phone. After receiving the call, he left the house but did not come back alive”.
The wife of the deceased also told WESTERN POST that some thugs had earlier last Sunday visited the house demanding the whereabouts of her husband. She said they came in an 18-seater bus but because her late husband did not offend anybody, they were not worried.
The first daughter of the deceased, Modupe, said her father was killed in broad daylight.
When our Correspondent visited the scene of where the late Kikiowo was killed at No 23, Adetiloye Road, lgbara Oke in lfedore Local Government area of the state, the motorcycle the deceased rode to the place was still neatly parked. A pair of sandals, believed to belong to the deceased, were also seen.
An eyewitness, Mr. Ayegbo, who claimed to be at the scene when it all happened, said two young boys came to meet him where he was seated around 4.30pm that fateful day.
They were alleged to be party boys “So, nobody could ever suspect that they were out to kill”. He further said that the two boys, however, quickly moved to strangulate Kikiowo to death. But he said they were caught in the act. But in the process of calling the police, one of them, however, escaped and he is still at large.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Wole Ogodo, confirmed the arrest but he said investigation was still on going.