The Ondo State Police Command said it had arrested a security guard of the NNPC Petrol Station at Shagari Village junction in Akure, the Ondo State capital for allegedly shooting and killing a bread seller, identified as Ojomo Tunji.
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The police said the suspect, Jonah Sunday, committed the crime last Wednesday evening and he was immediately arrested by the men of the command.
Speaking with Punch on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Femi Joseph said the command had begun an investigation on the incident.
He said, “The information reached us at about 9.30pm on Wednesday that the suspect killed somebody bedside the filling station.
“We were made to know that the suspect was shooting into the air, we don’t know the reason for that, maybe he was suspecting something, but unfortunately as he was shooting the bullets hit one of the people selling bread beside the filling station.”
He said the victim was quickly rushed to the hospital where he gave up the ghost, noting that it was the family of the victim that reported the case at the police station.
“It is a pure murder case and we have commenced investigation on the matter,” Joseph stated.
The PPRO also disclosed that the command has arrested four sea pirates in Ilaje Local Government Area of the state.
He, however, did not reveal the identity of the four suspects for security reason but saying some dangerous weapons were recovered from them, which included gun and live cartridges.