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JUST IN: Gunmen kill Oyo APC chieftain

Gunmen suspected to be assasins on Wednesday killed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo state, Alhaji Babatunde Oreitan.

Oreitan, who is one of the leaders of the party in Ona Ara local government, was said to have been killed in the afternoon.

Sources said the APC chieftain was murdered in his house located at Oremeji Agugu area of Ibadan.

It was gathered that the APC chieftain was murdered after Dhur prayer in a mosque located in his house.

As at press time, efforts to reach the Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi for comments proved abortive.

But Deputy National Youth leader of the party, Afeez Mobolaji Repete, confirmed the killing in a post.

Repete, who is a former Special Adviser to former Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Youths and Students Matters, described the deceased as a devout Muslim.

He said: “The leader of APC in Ona Ara LG, Alhaji Babatunde Oreitan is murdered.

“Alhaji Babatunde Oreitan, you were a principled politician, a devoted muslim and a political leader.

“Those that killed you will never have peace. Rest in peace Baba Gbemisola, Baba Lateef”.

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