By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
An Osun State civil servant, Mr Adenipekun Ademiju was on Wednesday morning killed by some suspected Fulani herdsmen during a robbery operation along Ife-Ibadan expressway.
The deceased, popularly called Okere, a staff of Atakumosa West Local Government of the state, had boarded a private vehicle at Osu, going to Ibadan before the incident happened at Ikire.
It was gathered that when the robbers were shooting indiscriminately at vehicles to forcefully stop them, Ademiju was hit by the bullet and died on the spot.
According to an eye witness account, “The man killed by the Fulani herdsmen who normally rob on this road, two of them were in the car, I think the bullets missed the target, who is the driver of the car before killing the man. The driver then ran into the bush.
“The robbers dropped the corpse on the highway and went away with the car.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the State, SP Folashade Odoro confirmed the incident saying that the police are still investigating the matter.