The people of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday were thrown into mourning following the murder of a 30-year-old man, Lanre Ahmed, by suspected cultists.
Yetunde Ahmed, the deceased’s elder sister, said Lanre was killed on Saturday evening by members of a cult group who were said to be on the trail of some youngsters in the community.
“I saw my late brother at about 6:00p.m. and he was well. I learnt he came back home briefly at about 8:00p.m. But hoodlums waylaid him on the bridge and shot him dead. I got the news through a telephone call.
“My brother wasn’t based in Ibadan. He just came home. He returned to Ibadan in the wake of the One Million boys’ rage at Ago Iwoye in Ogun State. I was called on the telephone that he had been shot.
“On getting to the scene, he mentioned some names of persons who are close to a gang leader that died recently as those after him. He said the boys had said that they would continue to strike following Moshood’s killing, and more people would still go down,” Yetunde said.
Confirming Ahmed’s death, Olugbenga Fadeyi, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Oyo State command, said investigation had been intensified to unearth facts behind his death.