A man, simply identified by neighbours as Baba Jide, was found dead in his car on Thursday morning at Alaro community on Sango-Eleyele Road, Ibadan, Oyo State, with a wound in his head suspected to be from a gunshot.
Saturday Tribune gathered from a reliable source that the man was discovered dead in his white Golf 2 car with registration number FC 996 APP by passersby.
Some residents of the area were said to have told the police, who went to the scene, led by the Divisional Police Officer of Sango Division, SP Joyce Madaki, after the report of the incident, that they heard a sound at about 12 midnight but thought it was fireworks.
It was learnt that the deceased was using his private car for commercial purposes and used to return between 11:30p.m. and shortly before midnight.
It was further gathered that he lived alone in the neighbourhood where he was shot dead, as his wife and children were not living in the city.
A reliable source said that when the pocket of the deceased was searched, about N10,000 was found in it, while the car key was still in the ignition.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the story, saying it was a case of suspected murder which the command was investigating.
The PPRO said that the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in the mortuary at State Hospital, Yemetu Adeoyo Ibadan.
He added that “the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude has directed the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to carry out discreet investigation and ensure that the culprits are arrested.”