They Tried To Strangle Her, She Escaped But Got Shot In The Chest; Story Of Banker Killed @ POS

Published On: September 15, 2019, 8:05 am (1 year ago)
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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The family of a young banker, Miss Nofisat Adetutu Ibrahim, who was shot dead penultimate week, has called for justice following the circumstances surrounding the gruesome killing. Hakeem Gbadamosi writes on the development.

Detectives from the Ondo State Police command are working round the clock to unravel those behind the gruesome killing of a 29-year-old female banker, Miss Nofisat Adetutu Ibrahim. The deceased was trailed and killed by some suspected gunmen at the Point of Sales (PoS) service at Oke Ogba area of Akure, the Ondo State capital, penultimate week.

Adetutu had closed from work on the fateful day without any inkling that death was lurking in the corner, only for some three hoodlums who had reportedly been trailing her to snuff life out of her.

Two of the hoodlums, who were said to have visited the PoS centre, pretended to have come to transact business but were told there was no service, only for them to turn around and grab Adetutu and tried to strangulate her. She was said to have escaped from the shop but was not lucky as the men shot at her while she tried to raise the alarm.

An eyewitness, Mrs Folake Lawal, said the sound of the gun shot roused shop owners and residents of the area who all ran for cover but said the hoodlums left without taking a kobo from the shop apart from the handset of the deceased. She said: “People scampered for safety following the gun shot, while all the shop owners and residents ran for safety. This apparently gave the gunmen the opportunity to escape from the area before the arrival of policemen.”

She said “bullets were pumped into her heart as she tried to escape from the grip of the two men who tried to strangulate her. While she struggled to escape from the kiosk, she was shot in the chest. The men escaped from the scene on a motorbike”

A sympathiser reportedly rushed her on a motorbike to the State Specialist Hospital but she was  confirmed dead by doctors on arrival.

However, it was gathered that the young Adetutu, who worked with a first generation bank, had earlier reported a ‘threat to her life’ at the Fanibi Police station on the morning of the fateful day.

The graduate of Mass Communication from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko, who was a contract staff with the bank at its Oja Oba branch in Akure, was said to be in charge of the Point of Sale (POS) allocation to customers. She had reported threats to her life for turning down the request of issuance of POS to someone.

Speaking on the events leading to the killing of Adetutu, a family member, Mrs. Aminat Ibrahim, insisted that the young Adetutu was murdered and her killing should not be seen as a case of armed robbery as earlier reported, saying the assailants did not take any money with them when they left.

Mrs Ibrahim explained that the deceased had issues with a customer over the distribution and allocation of POS.

-- fineboy77 (m) at 15-09-2019 11:24 AM
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she was assassinated.

-- kennynaija (m) at 15-09-2019 03:43 PM
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Inalillahi waina ilayhi rooji'uun

-- Baye77 Online (m) at 15-09-2019 10:17 PM
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May God rest her soul.
Wicked is the heart of man