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Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed an officer of the Ogun State Government-owned security outfit, popularly known as So-Safe Corps.
The late officer of the Corps, Jimi Ogunjimi was shot dead on Wednesday morning in the Areke area of Sagamu while on surveillance duty in the area.
PLATFORMTIMES gathered that the gunmen who stormed the area in a Hilux vehicle shot the officer dead and fled the scene.
PLATFORMTIMES reports that the deceased officer was deployed to the area alongside five others to curb the heinous activities of some gunmen terrorizing the highways in Remo axis.
Ogunjimi, who was, until his death, the Areke Post Officer, is survived by an aged parent, his wife and a male child.
When contacted, the spokesman of the So-Safe Corps, Moruf Yusuf, confirmed the incident.
Yusuf said, “The Corps gallant officers visited Areke Community in Sagamu because one of these gunmen’s hideouts is located in the community, which happens to be a hotel.
“A few minutes after the officers got to the community at about 0130hrs, a white Hilux pick-up with no registration number was sighted. Immediately it approached the officers, it was asked to stop, but it zoomed off.
“The team leader, ASC Ogunjimi, together with Kazeem Akodu Elewedu, codedly tailed the vehicle, but the driver and his gang felt the officers may want to foil their operation and they turned back in front of Walex Hotel, Areke to open fire on our men.
“The officers were heavily sprayed with bullets from the Hilux vehicle. Bullets from the gunshots left officer Jimi Ogunjimi dead and the gunmen escaped in their Hillux. Effort is ongoing to identify the gunmen.”
Yusuf hinted that the matter was reported to the DPO of Ewuoliwo Division by residents of the community, who he said, “sent his men to visit the scene of the incident.”
“We pray that the good Lord will rest the soul of the deceased gallant and faithful officer of the corps,” Yusuf mourned.