by Isi Esene
Four gunmen yesterday shot and killed the former chairman of Ikeja Local Government, Toyin Hamzat.
Hamzat was said to have being waylaid by the gunmen around 9pm while dropping off a female companion in Sagamu, Ogun State.
Reports say the former chairman and the lady were reported to have been returning from a party when the unfortunate incident occurred.
The spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident. He disclosed that four suspects are already in police custody in connection to the assassination.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Bola Tinubu was earlier today conferred with one of the highest chieftaincy titles in Egbaland, the Aare-ago (Field Marshal of Egbaland) while his wife was installed Erelu Aare-ago.
Tinubu and his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, were conferred the titles by the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo Okukenu IV.
The conferment of the chieftaincy titles was part of the activities marking the seventh coronation anniversary of Alake of Egbaland.
Inspite of the assassination of one of Tinubu’s political associates and former Ikeja Local Government Chairman, Toyin Hamzat, yesterday, the atmosphere was tension-free.