By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
The Treasurer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti State chapter, Mr. Moses Adeoye, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
Adeoye was murdered Wednesday night when the gunmen reportedly invaded his house in Otun Ekiti in Moba Local Government of the state.
The gunmen, according to the APC Publicity Secretary in Ekiti, Hon. Ade Ajayi, trailed the 54-year-old party leader to his home at about 9pm and killed him while having his dinner.
Ajayi said the deceased was part of the party’s delegation that escorted Governor Kayode Fayemi on a thank-you tour to Ekiti North and South senatorial districts on Wednesday.
He had earlier served as the chairman of the APC in the local government before his recent emergence as the state’s Treasurer of the party.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti Caleb Ikechukwu said the police had launched investigation into the case.
He said: “The case has already been reported with the police and our men have swung into action.
“We have started our investigation to make sure the perpetrators are arrested. We commiserate with his family and assured the people of Ekiti State that the police are on top of this matter.”
The APC Chairman in the state, Mr. Paul Omotoso, described the killing as shocking, calling on the security agencies to set machinery in motion to ensure that the killers are apprehended.
Omotoso added that the party will soon send a petition to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bello Ahmed, and other security outfits on the murder of the APC chieftain.