A notorious political thug, Alhaji Bayo Ajia, was shot dead and cut several times with machetes by four unknown men in Taiwo area of Ilorin, kwara state, yesterday.
Vanguard gathered that the assailants were said to have arrived the deceased workshop in a taxi cab around 4:15p.m. and met Ajia under the bridge, close to the State Stadium complex, where they shot him several times on his forehead and dealt several machete cuts on his lifeless body to ensure that he was dead.
It was furthered gathered that before passers-by could discern what happened, the assailants had jumped into their car and sped off.
The deceased, who is survived by four wives and many children, was buried shortly after at the Muslim cemetery at Irewolede in Ilorin metropolis by his friends and associates amid wailing.
State’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ajayi Okansanmi, who confirmed the incident, however, said he had not received full details of the circumstance that led to the incident.
It would be recalled that late Ajia was sentenced to death by an Ilorin High Court in 2004 over a murder case.