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Cleric shot dead in church’s mission house

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A Christ Apostolic Church pastor, Oluwarotimi Akinroyeje, has been shot dead by an unknown gunman at the church’s mission house in the Ago Gbooro area of Ore, in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Naija News gathered that an eyewitness, anonymously, said a masked gunman entered the mission house at about 1am on Thursday and went straight to where the pastor was, and shot him at close range with a locally-made gun.

According to the eyewitness, the reason for the killing was unknown because the assailant did not steal anything from him after he shot him dead.

“The man, who wore a mask, entered into the mission house in the middle of the night and brought out a locally-made gun. He shot the pastor dead and did not take anything when he was going; he just killed him and left,” he said.

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The Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, said that the command had swung into action and instigation has commenced.

However, he said that the deceased’s family members were not cooperating with the police on investigation.

“The family of the deceased should do well to cooperate with the police. They have not been assisting us in our investigation; their only concern is for us to release the corpse to them for burial.

“It will be good if the family can be feeding us with useful information. We are not magicians; it is from the information we get that we can have our lead and arrest the perpetrator. What the family is doing on the matter is not good enough,”he said.


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