The Ondo State Police Command on Wednesday said it began investigation into the killing of a middle-aged man, Bode Dagunro, during a robbery at Olotu community in the Ilaje Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the deceased, who was a petrol marketer in the riverine community, was murdered by the hoodlums on Saturday around 9pm.
The deceased’s brother, Mr Malo Francis, said the hoodlums also stole N2m from him.
He said, “My brother was a fuel marketer. They attacked him, shot him in the stomach and carted away N2m. We rushed him to a private hospital in Igbokoda, where he died during an operation.”
It was learnt that Dagunro’s remains were deposited in a morgue at Igbokoda for autopsy.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, said investigation was ongoing.
“We are already on the trail of the bandits. They will soon be arrested,” she added.