Tragedy struck in Ibadan on Monday when one Taoreed Akano was shot dead by suspected armed robbers.
According to the report, the incident occurred at about 1.20 pm opposite the Oyo State Environmental Task Force office, Agodi, Taoreed was trailed on a bike from a Guaranty Trust bank in Bodija after he had gone to make two withdrawals of N150,000 and N296,000.
Noticing that he was being trailed, Taoreed was said to have swiftly turned onto the Secretariat to Government House road but the two armed robbers on a bike fired shots to dispossess Akano of the money while also making away with the victim’s Bajaj motorcycle.
It was gathered that the bullet used on Taoreed by the armed robbers was sighted on the blood-smeared road as well as the withdrawal slips and a palm sandal.
Eyewitnesses said some staff of the state Environmental Task Force rushed Taoreed to Adeoyo state hospital, Yemetu, where he gave up the ghost.
Oyo Police Public Relations Officer, Gbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident, said Taoreed’s corpse had been deposited at Adeoyo hospital’s morgue.
He further disclosed that two mobile phones and the sum of N90,000 were recovered from the late Taoreed.
He, however, said the police were on the trail of the hoodlums while urging residents of Ibadan to assist with credible information.