The political crisis in Ekiti State took a turn for the worse when a former Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the state, Omolafe Aderiye, was killed last night by four unknown gunmen in Ijigbo area of the state capital, Ado-Ekiti.
Aderiye, a staunch supporter of the Governor-elect, Mr. Ayo Fayose, was shot at close range in his office while eating with friends.
He died before medical attention could get to him.
The Chief Press Secretary to Fayose, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, confirmed the development last night.
He said, “It is true he was killed today arround 8:30p.m while he was with his friends. He was sprayed from his chest down with a pump action rifle.
“He took effective participation in the coordination of security arrangement during our last campaign. His death is very unfortunate”.
The Ekiti State Police command is yet to react to the killing.
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