The Ondo State Police Command said it has arrested a security guard of the NNPC Petrol Station at Shagari Village junction in Akure , Ondo State , for allegedly shooting and killing a bread seller, identified as Ojomo Tunji.
The police said the suspect , Jonah Sunday, committed the crime last Wednesday evening and he was immediately arrested by the men of the command.
Speaking with our correspondent on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command , Mr . Femi Joseph, said the command had begun investigation into the incident.
He said , “The information reached us at about 9 .30 pm on Wednesday that the suspect killed somebody bedside the filling station.
“We were made to know that the suspect was shooting into the air , we don’ t know the reason for that , may be he was suspecting something , but unfortunately as he was shooting , the bullets hit one of the people selling bread beside the filling station .”
He said the victim was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later died , noting that it was the family of the victim that reported the case at the police station.
“It is a pure murder case and we have commenced investigation into the matter ,” Joseph stated.