Gunmen have killed a 24-year-old man, Moses Joseph, in Igode, Ogijo, the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The deceased, an indigene of Benue State, was shot to death on Tuesday night, April 18.
Moses’ sister-in-law, Morenikeji, told Punch that the deceased was outside their house at Fakile in the Igode community, Ogijo when the assailants opened fire on him.
She said, “Moses is my husband’s younger brother. On Tuesday, he was around in the neighbourhood while my husband went to a football viewing centre to watch a game.
“Suddenly, we heard a gunshot and after that that I heard people screaming that Moses has been shot. When I heard people screaming, I went outside only to see my brother-in-law in the pool of his blood. We rushed him to the hospital but by the time we got there, he was already dead.
“We reported the case at Igode Police Station yesterday (April 18). The death of Moses is still like a mystery to me because when I look at what happened yesterday it is still strange.
Moses’ elder brother, Patrick, also confirmed his brother’s death, describing it as a dream.
“I can’t believe that my brother is gone just like that,” he said.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the killing and said the matter, which he described as cult-related, was under investigation.
“The police are aware of this matter and an investigation has commenced. The case is linked to some cult activities and the police have already started an investigation on the matter,” he said.