Gunmen Murder Ekiti Director at his residence


Unidentified gunmen have killed a director at the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission, Mr David Jejelowo.

Jejelowo was shot dead around 1am on Monday at his residence on Umesi Street, Ado Ekiti, Igirigiri area of Ado Ekiti.

Confirming the incident, the Commissioner in charge of the General Administration Department of the Local Government Service Commission, Mr Wole Olujobi described the death as painful.

Olujobi said, “He was a complete gentleman. His name bears his character: Jejelowo; gentle in everything. He was not a person that pursued riches. My impression of him was of somebody always contented. He was not desperate for money. He followed the rules.

“He never compromised rules and he had excellent human relations – a very disciplined civil servant that would not compromise any rule. He was always at peace with others and ensured he did not inflict pains on others. These were the reasons for the tears and sadness at the commission today (Monday).”

Olujobi hopes the police investigation would reveal his killers and why he was killed.

“Remember, he was kidnapped recently. When somebody underwent that kind of trauma and at the end of the day still got killed by criminals, you can understand the pain of everybody that knew him.

“Nobody can answer why he was always a victim of criminals. I believe that with this killing, the police will unravel why he was murdered,” he added.

A resident of Umesi street said the director was shot after he opened his window in response to an unfamiliar movement outside his house that night.

Another neighbor of the deceased, however, said the window was open before the assailants got there and shot him dead.
The Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday Abutu, also confirmed the incident to newsmen in Ado Ekiti.
He said the police investigation would ascertain the motives of the assailants.

“I can confirm to you that the man named David Jejelowo was killed at his residence at Umesi Street, Odo Ado area of Ado Ekiti early this morning (Monday) by assailants.

“He was killed in his room by assailants whose intention we have not been able to establish as of now. But our investigation will reveal whether it was a case of assassination or robbery.

“We are assuring the public that the perpetrators shall be arrested and punished for their sins.”

Abutu added that the corpse of the former civil servant had been deposited in the morgue of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

The police spokesman urged the public to oblige the police with veracious information that could help the police in checkmating killings and other crimes in the state.