The gunmen suspected to be cult members killed Tajudeen on Friday.
Tajudeen was an official of the Lagos Park branch of the NURTW in Osogbo and was usually seen in company of chairman of Oroki Branch of the union, Kazeem Oyewale, also known as ‘Asiri Eniba.’
An eyewitness said Tajudeen was shot in front of his wife’s shop located around Ilesa Garage by some yet-to-be identified assailants, who tracked him to the area.
TheNewsguru also learnt that the deceased’s daughter, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, was also hit by a bullet during the attack.
The eyewitness who owns a shop around the Ilesa Garage area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that he was buying soup ingredients by the roadside when three men on a motorcycle arrived at the scene.
The eyewitness added, “They shot him at close range. He was directly in front of his wife’s shop at Ilesa Garage when the incident happened. He died on the spot.”
Confirming the incident, the Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed that one Rabiu Tajudeen, aged 45, was shot dead by some yet-to-be-identified assailants
“We got the report around 12:40pm on Friday and we immediately mobilised to the scene. On arrival at the scene, we met the corpse of a male. Information gathered revealed that the deceased named Tajudeen Rabiu aged 45, who was a suspected cultist, was shot dead in front of his wife’s shop at Ilesa Garage area by unidentified persons on a Bajaj motorcycle. The perpetrators fled the scene immediately they committed the crime.”