Pastor shoots colleague dead in Osun

Ebun Francis

A pastor, identified simply as Timothy Abiola, has allegedly shot dead a fellow pastor, who was also his friend, Pastor Bamiji Ilori,in Ikire, Osun State, south west Nigeria. Abiola shot his friend and colleague pastor with a locally made -gun.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the Osun State command, Mrs. Folasade Odoro, the Police Public Relation Officer of the Osun state command disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, she however stated that the reason for the action of the said man of God had yet to be ascertained. She also refused to disclose the name of the church involved.

According to the Folashade, the gun had been recovered by the police, adding that the suspect was arrested following a report made to the police by a relative of the deceased cleric.

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“Ilori had confessed to the police. Investigation into the killing has started and the suspect will soon be charged to court.”she stated.

The remains of late pastor had been deposited at the Catholic Hospital’s morgue in the Oluyoro area, Apomu, for autopsy.