FRSC official shot dead in Ondo | Dailytrust

FRSC official shot dead in Ondo

An official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Omiwoye Sunday, has been shot dead in Ondo State.

The deceased was killed in front of his friend’s house, while trying to prevent his assailants from attacking some people.

The sad incident occurred on Sunday night along Agbala area behind Saint Monica’s Girl Grammar School, Ondo.

Eyewitnesses said the deceased went with his wife to see his friend and while trying to park his motorcycle by the gate, some people ran towards them to seek refuge from some persons who were beating them.

He was said to have challenged the gunmen who opened fire on him and he died instantly.

According to the wife of the deceased, Mrs Bunmi Sunday, herself and her husband had gone to see one of his friends that stays on the same street with them.

“Suddenly, some men ran towards where we were standing by the gate. My husband was trying to park his motorcycle then. So, two gunmen came with bike and started beating the boys that ran to us.

“My husband challenged them. But they told him that they were not there for him and that he should go inside the gate. I went in immediately, but my husband was still outside standing by his motorcycle. Later, we heard a gunshot. So, I ran out of the gate and saw my husband on the floor in a pool of his own blood. The gunmen ran away with his phone and motorcycle key.”

The corpse of the deceased described by colleagues as gentleman, has been deposited at the State Specialist Hospital in Ondo.

Some of the residents said crime rate in the area has been on the increase in recent times.

Efforts to get the comment of spokesperson of police in the state, DSP Funmilayo Odunlami, was not fruitful as of the time of filing this report.

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