WITHIN a spate of two months, some men believed to be hired assassins have reportedly gunned down their second victim, Engineer Adewale Akobi, in the ancient city of Ile-Ife.
The assassination of Engineer Akobi, by men suspected to be hired assassin at Fajuyi area before his wife and children was described as a gruesome experience by the wife of the deceased while speaking with journalists in Ile-Ife, narrating her experience in the hands of the hired assassins.
According to her, while recalling her experience, she stated that on Wednesday night around 2.00a.m, she heard strange movements in their compound, which they initially suspected to be men of the underworld.
She further stated that the strange movement alerted their neighbours as well, but no one knew which of the flats the unwanted visitors wanted to enter at such unholy hour. She then revealed that though her husband was fast sleep, she came out of her bedroom to alert him of the strange movements in their yard. “By this time, other neighbours were awake, but no one was courageous enough to shout and I did not know the number to dial to call in the police.”
“Suddenly the assassins turned the knob of the door leading to our apartment and within the twinkling of an eyes, they gained entrance into the flat.” Her husband then asked of their mission and they told him they came to our flat, specifically, and that they were there to take his life.
Mrs Akobi stated that her husband gave them the keys to his brand new jeep and all the money at home which they refused, adding that someone had paid for his life. In the presence of his wife and children they shot the husband and ensured that he died before they took their leave, she narrated amidst tears.
OSUN DEFENDER investigation revealed in the neigbourhood, no one heard the gun-shot of the assassins, an indication that the assassins must have used a hand-gun with silencer attached as confirmed by the wife of the deceased during the interactive session with journalists in Ile-ife.
The police source, confirmed the incident and added that those who perpetuated the crime were armed with sophisticated weapons as they were able to cut the gate leading to the house with relative case.
Meanwhile, the remains of Engineer Wale Akobi had been deposited at Obafemi Awolowo university Teaching hospital mortuary, while the police is battling with the mystery concerning his death.
It would be recalled that Engineer Dotun Layode also an Ife indigene was killed by men suspected to be hired killers, barely two months ago at Iwaraja area, along Iloko/Ilesa road
By SOLA JACOBS