The Oyo State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the killing of a driver attached to the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Survey in the state, Barr. Abdulraheem Abiodun.
According to the command’s spokesperson, Mr. Gbenga Fedeyi,the assailants attacked the commissioner at Academy area of Ibadan, adding that the police orderly attached to him was also shot.
He said:“The incident occurred around 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday and the police commissioner has directed that the fleeing armed men be apprehended.
“They killed the driver and also shot the police orderly attached to the Commissioner for Lands. They will be tracked and arrested to face prosecution,” Fadeyi added.
A government source said:“The sad development would be thoroughly investigated especially coming 24hours after Governor Seyi Makinde launched 100 vehicles to aid security patrol in the State.”
An eyewitness told The Punch that the Commissioner with a team of sympathisers rushed the deceased to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the University College Hospital on Wednesday night.
“I saw the Commissioner making calls to the governor on what happened to him and his aides. The governor ordered the security adviser to immediately proceed to UCH because it was not quite long after the call, that he (adviser) arrived.
“The motive behind this attack could not be ascertained as these armed men after attacking the convoy reportedly took away the gun belonging to the wounded police officer,” he said.