A cleric Reverend Oladimeji Johnson Gbolagade has been gruesomely murdered by unknown gunmen along Igbara Odo -Ikere Road.

Reverend Gbolagade who is the pastor in charge of Solution Baptist Church Ikere Ekiti was found dead on the road in his personal car at about 11am on Thursday.

Commenting on the ugly development, the President of Ekiti Baptist Church, Reverend Adeyinka Aribasoye said the deceased had traveled to see his mother at Ipetu Ijesa, Osun State and was returning from the journey when the incident occurred.

According to him, the incident is synonymous to a kidnapping case that went wrong, perhaps he refused to stop for the abductors thus making them to open fire on him.

Reverend Aribasoye added that the family was already expecting him but when they found out that he was getting too late, they began to make series of contacts before they found out that he had been killed on the road.

He noted that efforts to get police officers in Ikere was unsuccessful as the stations in the town were among the facilities set a blazed by hoodlums during the #Endsars protest.

Reverend Aribasoye noted that the case was later reported at Igbara-Odo where two officers were assigned to go with them to the location but since he was already dead the officers directed them to go with his body for burial.

The Ekiti state police command is yet to speak on the incident.

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