Gunmen on motorcycle kill Osun NURTW official
Rabiu Tajudeen was a top official of the National Union of Road Transport Workers of Osun State. He was shot to death by gunmen riding a motorcycle believed to belong to a cult group.
It was also learned that the victim’s daughter, whose identity could not immediately be determined, was also struck by a bullet during this attack.
Tajudeen was, until his death, an official of the NURTW Lagos Park branch in Osogbo. He was often seen with Kazeem Oyewale (also known as “Asiri Eba”).
An eyewitness claims that Tajudeen was attacked in front of his wife’s shop, located near Ilesa Garage, by unknown assailants who then tracked him down to the area.
An eyewitness in the Ilesa Garage area told our correspondent, under the condition of anonymity that he was selling soup ingredients at the roadside when three motorcycle-riding men arrived on the scene.
According to the eyewitness, they shot him from close range. The incident occurred right in front of his wife’s Ilesa Garage shop when he was killed. He was instantly pronounced dead at the scene.
Contacted, Yemisi Opalola, spokesperson for the state police, confirmed that Rabiu Tajudeen (aged 45) was killed by unknown assailants
Opalola said, “We got the report around 12:40 pm on Friday and we immediately mobilized 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 the Ilesa Garage area by unidentified persons on a Bajaj motorcycle. The perpetrators fled the scene immediately after they committed the crime.”