By Dipo Olowookere
Some unknown gunmen have assassinated former caretaker committee chairman of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The victim, Mr Niyi Pirisola, was a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the council.
He was murdered on Friday morning by yet to be identified persons.
Business Post gathered that Mr Pirisola was shot at a close range by his killers, who later escaped after the act.
He was said to have been shot while returning from church in his hometown.
Meanwhile, police in the state have launched an investigation into the matter and have vowed to apprehend his killers.
It is still not clear why the deceased was killed or if his death has any political connection.