Bunmi Ojo, an ally of Segun Oni,  former Governor of Ekiti State and ex-Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is dead.

Ojo, a chieftain of the APC in the state, was shot dead by gunmen in Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state, around 8:30 p.m. on Friday in a viewing centre.

He had gone to watch the match between Leicester and Manchester United with some friends.

An eyewitness told Bounce News that the gunmen opened fire immediately they sighted him among the crowd.

“He was trailed to a viewing centre along Adebayo road, here in Ado-Ekiti. The match between Leicester and Manchester United was ongoing then.”

“Immediately they identified him, his killers opened fire on him.”

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The vehicle which the assailants brought was parked in front of the viewing centre.

“They sped off after confirming that he had died”

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Caleb Ikechukwu, spokesman the Ekiti police command, could not be reached for comment as he neither answered nor responded to the text message sent.

The deceased served as personal assistant to Oni when he was governor of the state between 2007 and 2010.

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