A GATEMAN simply identified as Liasu Adeoye was allegedly strangled in an alleged robbery attack on a house located at Wonder City College Avenue, Afao Road, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
According to residents who spoke with Sunday Sun, robbers stormed the building which belongs to a couple, Olamigoke Alade and Odunayo Alade, about 2a.m. yesterday and beat the gateman repeatedly before strangling him.
Residents said the couple were however lucky to escape the onslaught as they were in the United States of America on holidays.
A resident, who claimed to have heard the alarm raised by the deceased gateman, said the couple’s house on 19 Udi Igi Street, Akure, Ondo State, had earlier been vandalised before the attack on their Ado-Ekiti home.
“Last night was hell for the couple. Alade is a lecturer while his wife is a public health consultant. They both own a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) where they enlighten youths in political participation and gender issues including warning people against female genital mutilation,” the resident said.
Alleging political witch-hunt, another resident, Timilolu Ade, said: “The attack on the Alades could be politically motivated if we try to analyse it in line with the current political crisis in the state.
Another possibility is that those gunmen might be assassins because we heard them shouting at the gateman to fish out the owners of the house. There had been constant attacks on buildings in this area, especially the house of the Alades.
Maybe it is because it is very attractive. We are making efforts to petition the police on this ugly development,” he said.