An estate agent was shot and killed by unknown gunmen while worshipping at the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Sina Babarinde, an Ilorin-based estate agent, was the murder victim, according to the Kwara police command.
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The deceased was reportedly shot dead by unknown gunmen during a church service at the RCCG Living Word Parish, Basin Road, Ilorin, according to a spokesperson for the command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident on Monday.
According to him, the incident occurred at the RCCG’s 7:00 a.m. church service.
“Late Sina Babarinde was on the phone, and as he walked out of the church to take the call, the sound of gunshots rent the air, drawing the congregation’s attention,” police said. “As the congregation exited the church to see what was going on, it was discovered that the estate agent was already dead in his own blood.” He had been shot in the head, it was discovered.”
According to the spokesman, police commissioner Tuesday Assayomo has ordered a quiet investigation into the murder.
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He went on to say that the bullet shells used to kill the deceased had been collected.
“The body was taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) mortuary for a postmortem examination. “People should not be afraid,” the statement continued, “because the police and other security agencies are working to resolve the situation surrounding the incident.” “This is aimed at apprehending the perpetrators and ensuring that our people’s lives and property are well protected.”
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The police also announced that operatives had been deployed to strategic locations throughout the city, including worship centres, in order to prevent a repeat of the incident.