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Police Confirm Assassination of Igbo Businessman in Ibadan

Oyo State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the assassination of an Ibadan-based Igbo businessman, Linus Owuamanam, who was sent to his early graves by gunmen on Saturday night in Ibadan, the State capital.

He was killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, suspected to be assassins around 8 pm between Premier Hotel Junction and Sango along Mokola-Sango Road in the city.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the incident, said the unfortunate incident happened yesterday night but maintained that details remain sketchy.

He disclosed that the command had commenced investigation into the matter.

However, the deceased's younger brother, Jude Owuamanam, told journalists in Ibadan on Sunday in an emotion-laden voice his brother was shot dead by some gunmen in Ibadan adding that the family is in pain.

The deceased was said to have been riding in his newly acquired Hummer Toyota bus with one of his female employees before the gunmen stopped the vehicle and opened fire on him. 

The gunmen, according to sources, discovered that gunshots did not kill him immediately and they brought out a knife, which they used to stab him in the heart.

The whereabouts of the lady in his vehicle was still unknown at the time of filing this report.

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