A businessman, Ojomo Rasheed, aka AY Chiller, has been shot dead by gunmen in the Ibaka area of Akungba Akoko, in the Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Punch Newspaper reports.
The incident occurred around 8pm on Tuesday, four days after another businessman from Akungba Akoko, Babatunde Olubasa, was murdered at a hotel in Ijapo, Akure, by suspected assassins.
Rasheed was said to be an indigene of Owo, but based in Ikare Akoko, and operated his business in Akungba Akoko before his demise.
According to a police source, the victim was killed opposite a pub by hoodlums suspected to be members of a cult in the community.
“People are suspecting that the deceased was killed by some cultists to avenge the killing of the Akungba Akoko man, who was murdered in an Akure hotel,” the source added.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami, had ordered investigation into the matter.