One James Ajayi has been grisly murdered by unidentified assailants in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.
The 80-year-old man was reportedly murdered on Monday at his residence, Gbagede area of Amoyo town, a 15 kilometers drive from Ilorin metropolis.
According to DAILY POST, Baba Ajayi was attacked by his assailants while he was alone in the house on the fateful day.
One of his sons, Samson Ajayi, who was staying with him had gone out prior to the bloody attack only to come back at about 6-7p.m to meet his father in the pool of his blood in the sitting room, almost lifeless.
Samson raised an alarm and called a friend for help, who drove the deceased to the hospital in Gbagede.
Baba Ajayi, a former Shepherd of the Celestial Church of Christ, was strangled on the neck and had a deep cut on one of the hands.
Attempts to revive him at two private hospitals located at Gbagede proved abortive as he was rejected due to the severe injuries sustained in the attack.
He was eventually referred to the State civil service clinic, GRA, Ilorin, where he was again referred to the General Hospital, Surulere, Ilorin.
Doctors at the General Hospital, Ilorin, pronounced him dead and his body was deposited at the hospital’s morgue.
The unknown assailants also burgled the room of the deceased’s wife, Mrs Stella Ajayi and stole N50,000 kept in one of her bags meant for the school fees of one of her children.
Wife of the deceased, Stella Ajayi, who is a staff of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, headquarters in Ilorin, said she was away to Minna, Niger State, for a promotion examination when the incident occurred.
She confirmed that it was her son, Samson who first discovered his father in a pool of blood on his return to the house in the evening.
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