FRSC official Shot dead in Ondo

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An official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Mr. Omiwoye Sunday, has been shot dead while attempting to stop some boys from being attacked.

Omiwoye had gone to visit a friend at Agbala area in Ondo town along with his wife when the incident occurred.

Witnesses said he parked his motorcycle in front of his friend’s house when some hoodlums chased some boys to the area and the boys ran towards him.

He was said to have attempted to prevent further attacks on the boys when the hoodlums shot him dead.

His wife, Bunmi,  said she ran into the compound when the hoodlums asked them to stay out of the fracas.

”Last Sunday, My husband and I went to see one of his friends that stays on the same street with us.

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“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 gun shot. 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.”

Some residents in the area said several persons have been attacked previously in the area.

It was gathered that the corpse has been deposited at the State Specialist Hospital morgue in Ondo town.

Ondo police spokesman, DSP Funmilayo Odunlami, could not be reached for comments.

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