Bunmi Ojo, a commissioner in the Federal Character Commission, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen who attacked a football viewing centre in Ajitadidun area in Ado Ekiti on Friday night.
Ojo was said to have visited the viewing centre to see the match between Manchester United and Leicester when six heavily armed men attacked the viewing centre and shot him in the head and stomach.
Ojo, who was the former Personal Assistant to former Ekiti governor, has been desribed as “an amiable personality who would not hurt anyone”.
Publicity Secretary of the APC, Taiwo Olatunbosun said, “Those who knew Bunmi (Ojo) cannot but like him, he was an easy-going and upright politician who cultivated friendship in both high and low places, which endeared him to many people.”
Calling on security operatives to find his killer, Olatunbosun added, “We will not rest until the assailants are fished out. This is a test of efficiency for the police and other security operatives,”
Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose also condemned Ojo’s killing stating, “The manner in which Bunmi Ojo, a commissioner in the Federal Character Commission and strong ally of Chief Segun Oni was killed is a demonstration of the extent some devilish people can go to settle scores with their fellow men and the security agencies must not add this gruesome murder to the diary of unresolved murders in Nigeria.
On the part of the state government, all necessary assistance will be provided for the security agencies to aide thorough investigations of the murder and arrest of the perpetrators,”