A 57-year-old man, Oladeji Babalola, has been assassinated in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.


Babalola, popularly known as Chicago was assassinated at Agbariko area, Jemibewon road in Ibadan North West Local Government area of the state.



He was said to be selling sportswear at Adamasingba Sports Complex.


An investigation by our correspondent revealed that Babalola was at the shop when someone called him on phone for business which he left for.


“He was already in the shop. He changed his shoe to sleepers when the call came in for a business. So, he left immediately, but unfortunately for him, two guys were trailing him on the bike (motorcycle). They rode close to him and shot him dead. They shot him on the head and another part of the body,” One of the eyewitnesses told our correspondent.


When contacted on phone, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident, adding that the police had commenced an investigation into the matter.


“The incident is confirmed. An investigation has commenced demystifying circumstances surrounding the incident. Updates would be communicated, please,” he added.

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