Armed robbers kill rider, snatch his motorcycle in Ibadan

Unknown gunmen chased a motorcycle rider to an area on Lodge Street, Oke Ado, Ibadan, Oyo State,  on Monday night and shot him on the head at close range, after which they went away with his motorcycle.

When Tribune Metro got to the scene of the incident a few minutes after it occurred, it was learnt that the man, whose identity was unknown, was shot at about 7.55p.m.A resident of the street who spoke under anonymity said that he was sitting outside when he noticed two motorcycles following each other.

The deceased, it was said, rode alone on his bike while three men, who later turned out to be armed robbers, rode on the second motorcycle.“As they got in front of my house, I heard one of the armed robbers shout ‘stop!’. The next thing I heard was a shot that rang out.“They dragged the rider off his bike and one of them took over while the remaining two rode on their operational motorcycle and speed off,” the eyewitness said further.

Tribune Metro noticed that the rider died a few minutes after writhing in pains, as he bled from the head. His pair of slipperslay beside him on the spot where he fell.About 20 minutes after the occurrence, police patrol teams from Iyaganku and Orita Challenge Divisions as well as Swift Response Squad (SRS) arrived at the scene, led by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Iyaganku Division, to evacuate the body of the man.

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