A top official of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Osun State, Rabiu Tajudeen, was on Friday shot dead by gunmen on a motorcycle suspected to be members of a cult group.
It was also learnt that the deceased’s daughter, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, was also hit by a bullet during the attack.
Until his death, Tajudeen, was said to be an official of the Lagos Park branch of the NURTW in Osogbo and was usually seen in company with the chairman of Oroki Branch of the union, Kazeem Oyewale, also known as ‘Asiri Eniba.’
According to an eyewitness, Tajudeen was shot in front of his wife’s shop located around Ilesa Garage by some yet-to-be identified assailants, who tracked him to the area.
The eyewitness who owns a shop around the Ilesa Garage area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that he was buying soup ingredients by the roadside when three men on a motorcycle arrived at the scene.
The eyewitness added, “They shot him at close range. He was directly in front of his wife’s shop at Ilesa Garage when the incident happened. He died on the spot.”
Contacted, the state police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed that one Rabiu Tajudeen, aged 45, was shot dead by some yet-to-be-identified assailants
Opalola said, “We got the report around 12:40pm on Friday and we immediately mobilised to the scene. On arrival at the scene, we met the corpse of a male. Information gathered revealed that the deceased named Tajudeen Rabiu aged 45, who was a suspected cultist, was shot dead in front of his wife’s shop at Ilesa Garage area by unidentified persons on a Bajaj motorcycle. The perpetrators fled the scene immediately they committed the crime.”