An official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) attached to Ondo town, Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo state, Omiwoye Sunday has been shot dead by some suspected assailants.
Sunday was killed while trying to mediate and prevent the suspected assailants from attacking some people who were traced to his house.
It was gathered that the hoodlums trailed some people to Agbala area, behind Saint Monica’s Girl Grammar School, in Ondo, while the deceased who was trying to park his motorcycle met the hoodlums beating some people.
The late road safety official was said to have challenged the gunmen, who opened fire on him.
He died instantly leaving his remains in the pool of blood, Tribune reports.
The wife of the deceased, Bunmi Sunday, said, “My husband and I went to see one of his friends that stays on the same street with us. Suddenly, some men ran towards us at the gate. My husband was trying to park his motorcycle then. So, two gunmen came with bikes and started beating the boys that ran to us.
“My husband challenged the hoodlums, but they told him to stay back and ordered him to go into his house. I went in immediately, but my husband was still outside standing by his motorcycle.
“Later, I heard a gunshot. So, I ran out of the gate only to see my husband in the pool of his blood. The gunmen ran away with his phone and motorcycle key.”
The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the State Specialist Hospital morgue in Ondo.