A member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Living Word Parish identified as Bayo Sina Babarinde has been shot dead by gunmen.
The deceased who is a estate agent was shot dead when he stepped out of the church to receive a phone call at the RCCG church at Basin Road, in iIlorin, the Kwara state capital.
The assailants rained bullets on him during the 7am service of the parish on Sunday, October 17.
Spokesperson of the State Poliec Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident on Monday night, said investigation was ongoing to arrest the perpetrators.
“He was called on phone during the service as he walked out of the church to receive the call. The sound of gun shots rend the air, which drew the attention of the congregation.”
“As at the time the congregation got out of the church to see what was happening, it was discovered that the estate agent was already in the pool of his blood. It was discovered that he was shot in the head. The shells of the bullet used in killing the deceased have been recovered and the corpse has been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for postmortem.
“People should not entertain any fear as the police and other security agencies are working towards unraveling the situation surrounding the incident towards arresting the perpetrators and ensuring that the security of lives and property of our people are well protected.”