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62-year-old se­cu­rity guard killed on his farm

- From Raphael Og­bon­naiye, Ado-Ek­iti Crime · Incidents · Ado · Ekiti State

A 62-year-old man, Matthew Ma­lik, was killed on his farm by gun­men in OyeEk­iti, Oye Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Ek­iti State.

The de­ceased’s son, John Ma­lik, who spoke with news­men in Ado-Ek­iti, yes­ter­day, said his fa­ther was al­legedly killed over a mis­un­der­stand­ing he had with an un­named per­son re­gard­ing the farm.

Ac­cord­ing to him, his fa­ther went to the farm in the morn­ing, but never re­turned to re­sume his shift in the uni­ver­sity where he was a se­cu­rity guard.

“My dad is a se­cu­rity man at Fed­eral Uni­ver­sity, Oye-Ek­iti (FUOYE). He was sched­uled to go to work in the af­ter­noon and de­cided to visit his farm in the morn­ing. It was peo­ple from the uni­ver­sity that called us to know why he was yet to re­sume at his duty post.

Im­me­di­ately, we went to the farm and we found him dead.

“There is this man he had is­sues with as re­gards the farm and we are sus­pect­ing he might have mas­ter­minded the killing of our fa­ther."

John de­manded jus­tice for the death of this fa­ther, adding that the fam­ily would not al­low the case to be swept un­der the car­pet.

The Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer (PPRO), ASP Sun­day Abutu, con­firmed the killing, say­ing the com­mand had com­menced in­ves­ti­ga­tion to un­ravel the killers.

"Yes I can con­firm the man was at­tacked on his farm, and we have started an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the un­for­tu­nate act. We will en­sure the per­pe­tra­tors are ar­rested and pros­e­cuted in ac­cor­dance with the law so as to serve as de­ter­rent to oth­ers plan­ning such das­tardly acts," Abutu said.

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