Gunmen Kill Ekiti Councillor, Wife Hospitalised
Unknown gunmen on Friday night shot dead the 37-year-old councillor representing Ado Ward 9 at the Ado Local Government Council, Deji Akeredolu, at the Onala area of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
Akeredolu and his wife were said to have alighted from a motorbike at the junction to their house around 10pm when the gunmen fired shots at him from the back.
The victim, who was among the elected local government officials suspended by Ekiti State House of Assembly a fortnight ago, was said to be a personal assistant to the Peoples Democratic Party deputy governorship candidate in the July 21 governorship election in the state, Deji Ogunsakin.
His traumatised wife, who shouted for help, was said to have fainted shortly after her husband was shot.
Although she was revived, she is said to still be receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in the state capital as she fainted again on Saturday when the remains of her husband were to be interred.
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