A suspected notorious cult member popularly called “Tiny” was allegedly shot dead at the weekend in Ilorin during a gun duel with Police officers for allegedly terrorising his neighbours with gun shooting.
However, the media aide of the former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has distance the incident from the 8th year memorial prayer for Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki which successfully took place some meters away.
Hon. Abdulganiyu Abdulquadri in a statement in Ilorin said, among others that, “The incident has nothing to do with the prayers. To avoid any misrepresentation of facts, we urge all newsmen interested in publishing the facts to seek clarifications from the police and other security agencies as an investigation into the matter is said to have commenced.”
The incident coincidentally occurred at a spacious mechanic shop around Commissioner way, GRA Ilorin which was a stone throw to Iloffa residence of the Sarakis while the prayers for the 8th-year remembrance of Dr Olusola Saraki was ongoing.
The suspected cultist, apparently tipsy, who came to drink in one of the “joints” in the Ilorin area was said to be shooting a pump rifle into the air, causing panic in the area.
The onlookers reportedly cautioned him but he was unperturbed, saying that he was testing his newly bought rifle, which he described as one in town.
However, it was learnt that the fear that the deadly attitude might wreck havoc on people in the area prompted some few police officers who were watching the incident some meters away to rescue the situation.
The suspected cultist was later found to be on the wanted list of the police for allegedly committing many atrocities in the state capital