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Gunmen assassinate Igbo businessman in Ibadan

Unknown gunmen killed an Igbo businessman, Linus Owuamanam around 8pm on Saturday night along Premier Hotel-Sango Road in Ibadan, Oyo State.

His younger brother Jude Owuamanam, who confirmed the incident said, “Yes, it is true. They have killed my brother. He was shot dead.

Linus was said to be in his newly acquired Toyota bus with his secretary when the assailants stopped his vehicle and shot him.

According to SaharaReporters, when the gunmen discovered that he was still alive, they used a knife to stab him in the chest to make sure his heart stopped beating.

The whereabouts of the lady in his vehicle were still unknown as of the time of filing this report, as his driver and other workers stormed the spot of the incident but couldn’t find the lady.

The driver of the late businessman met him in a pool of blood and took him to a nearby hospital but the hospital refused to commence treatment unless they saw a police report.

A source told SaharaReporters that the businessman was first taken to Hope Specialist Hospital, Mokola, where he was rejected before he was taken to Adeoyo State Hospital, Yemetu where he was confirmed dead.

The remains of the victim have been deposited at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

“I wasn’t there but I heard that when they shot him, he didn’t die immediately. So they used a knife to stab him in the heart because we saw the area where he was butchered.

“When his driver and others got to the scene, he was still alive at that time and he told them to take him to a nearby hospital but they rejected him there, demanding a police report. His driver had to take him to a police station to get a police report. When they eventually got the police report, they took him to Adeoyo State Hospital where they confirmed him dead. We are running around to get his remains from the mogue,” the source said.

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