There was pandemonium and chaos in Ado Ekiti, capital of Ekiti State on Monday when a fierce 12-man gang of robbers attacked residents of Olorunda, a satellite town in the city, killing a student of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Temitope Ogunleye. gathered that the National Diploma II Accountancy student was shot at his father’s house on 14, Olorunda, Zone 4 area of Ado Local Government Area.

The arm-robber also inflicted machete wound on the victim’s father, Mr. Ogunleye, a Principal of Idu High School, Erio-Ekiti.

Recounting how the operation that lasted for about 45 minutes happened, Temitope’s younger sister, Yetunde, a student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, said the robbers, numbering about 12, surround  their residence at about 1:30am on Monday and started shooting sporadically.

She said the robbers had earlier robbed a house opposite their building owned by a widow and retiree.

“We had earlier heard the noise coming from the next building which sent a signal to us that robbers were in the area. But later they came to our house peeping through the windows and threatening that we should open the door or face the dire consequences.

“They said they were not in our house for tea party. They broke the windows and lit the living room with their torches and started shooting sporadically into the inner side of the bungalow when we didn’t open the door on time. It was at this time that I ran inside to inform our father who instructed us to shout.

“But as we were shouting, Temitope was already shot in the stomach and was in the pool of his blood. At this stage, the robbers had already entered the living room and started beating our mummy and everybody.

In fact, when they sighted daddy, they beat him mercilessly,” she said.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Taiwo Lakanu, and top members of the Command were said to have visited the bereaved, assuring residents that the area would be secured.

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