Unknown Gunmen brutally murdered a 38 year old business man identify as Babatunde Adeluka (Tunde Olubasa) in a popular hotel in Ijapo area of Akure, Ondo state on the 26th of December

The business man was killed at the bar of the hotel where he was relaxing with a drink


Findings revealed that the assailants numbering about three trailed the late Babatunde to the hotel.

A source who spoke under anonymity said the deceased had earlier attended a function in Akure before retiring to his room at the hotel.

The source explained that Babatunde had arrived at the hotel from Akungba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state,

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro said it was a case of assassination.

Ikoro who maintained that the Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami, has ordered a full investigation into the incident, disclosed that police operatives were on the trail of the fleeing assailants.

“I went there myself. By 4:00 I was already there. We’ve commenced investigation trying to track down who came to kill that guy.

“It’s an assassination. At the time it happened, there was nobody there, except the bar girl. The bar girl said they came in three, already waiting.

“The deceased lodged in that hotel and went out at some point, came back and left again. By the time he came back, the assailants were already at the bar drinking. When he came back, he went into his room, took a bottle of wine and then called for a bottle of soft drink from the bar.

Ikoro added that “When he got to the bar, the three guys asked a lighter from him to light their cigarettes and he said no. It was at that point they pulled out their guns and shot him. The assailants left the hotel when he gave up the ghost.

“We’re on their trail right now. The Commissioner of Police has ordered a full investigation into the incident. To us, we’re are thinking it’s an assassination. But the investigation will unravel all that happened.”

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