Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Friday assassinated a former local government caretaker committee chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, Niyi Pirisola.
According to a source who spoke with Sahara Reporters Pirisola was gunned down on his way from church.
“He was killed in the early hours of today (Friday) at about 3:00 am while returning from a branch of Celestial Church Of Christ at Ilutuntun in his hometown,” the source said.
A police officer in the state also confirmed the assassination.
“Yes, he was assassinated by yet to be identified gunmen and his body has been deposited at the Okitipupa General Hospital.
“We (Police) have begun our investigation into the murder case by interrogating members of his family, ” the officer said.