Dele Agboola, a 42-year-old man, was shot dead in Ada, Osun State. The incident occurred around 8:40 pm on Thursday.
Agboola was in his wife’s shop located in the Pako Area. Three men, posing as customers, entered the shop.
A local resident, Temitayo, said Agboola had initially left the shop. He returned to pick up his mobile phone charger.
Upon his return, the three men approached him. They asked if he was Dele Agboola, to which he confirmed.
Immediately after confirming his identity, he was shot. The assailants fled the scene, causing panic in the area.
Agboola’s family prevented security operatives from taking his body for autopsy. He was buried on Friday morning.
The shocking murder of Dele Agboola in his wife’s shop in Osun State is a grim indicator of the deteriorating security situation in the region. This incident is not an isolated case but part of a worrying trend of violence and crime.
The assailants, who posed as customers, took advantage of the situation. This raises questions about the safety of small businesses and their vulnerability to such attacks.
The family’s decision to prevent an autopsy is concerning. It could potentially hinder the investigation and the quest for justice.
Security agencies must intensify their efforts to apprehend the culprits. The incident was reported to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, but what steps are being taken?
The state government must also take responsibility. A comprehensive strategy to combat crime and improve security is urgently needed.
Did You Know?
- Osun State was created in 1991 from the eastern part of Oyo State.
- Ada is one of the towns in Osun State and is part of the Boripe Local Government Area.
- Small businesses in Nigeria contribute about 48% of the national GDP.
- The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps was established in 1967 as a paramilitary institution.
- According to the Global Peace Index, Nigeria ranks 149 out of 163 countries in terms of safety and security.