GUNMEN ASSASSINATE ILESA PROMINENT HOTELIER

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A hotelier based in Osun State, Falola Oke, has been shot dead by yet-to-be-identified assailants near his house in Ilesa.

The deceased was said to be the proprietor of Falola Hotel and Rental Services.

He was gunned down around 9:30 pm on Wednesday.

A source in Fadahunsi/Imo area Ilesha, who preferred anonymity, told The PUNCH, on Thursday, that the late Oke was shot at a close range.

The source said the perpetrators immediately fled the scene, throwing the neighbourhood into a panic.

The Public Relations Officer of Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the death of the deceased.

She pleaded for more time to give details on the matter.

A close associate of the deceased identified as Isaac Hastrup in a Facebook post described the deceased as “a dogged fighter and a good ambassador of C&S church Idasa Youth Forum.”

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