Tragedy struck in Osun community as armed robbers reportedly shot dead a corps member identified as Adebayo Mukaila on Tuesday, January 28 in Osun state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the corps member was shot dead after he was attacked by two robbers.
The deceased was riding on his way home after closing his shop where he sold recharge cards and also operated a money transfer business through the Point of Sales (PoS) machine before he was attacked.
According to residents of the community where the corps member is serving, they heard gunshots by 11pm on the day of the incident but were reportedly scared to come out to rescue the corps member who was in company of a little girl believed to be his daughter.
An eyewitness told newsmen that:
“Mukaila was attacked after closing his shop around 11.00pm on Tuesday by the hoodlums.
“They first disposed him of his bag containing cash, PoS machine, recharge cards and bunch of keys before they shot him on the head.
“The robbers thereafter took flight on their bike after killing him. Mukaila’s daughter, who was with him when the incident happened, cried for help but nobody could come forward initially to rescue him. The sound of the gunshot was too audible but no one could come out of the house.”
While reacting to the incident, NYSC’s spokesperson in the state, Catherine Otemuyiwa confirmed the incident and also revealed that they’ve visited the family of the deceased to condole with them.