A popular socialite in Ibadan, Olaleye Ajibola, popularly called Gattuso has been murdered by suspected armed robbers.
1st News gathered that the socialite was killed one day prior to his planned proposal to his girlfriend in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Ajibola was shot dead on Saturday by at the Town House Hotel, owned by a prominent politician in Oyo State.
The deceased was reportedly said to plan to propose to his girlfriend on Sunday, January 24.
It was gathered that the victim arrived at the hotel with some of his friends when he ran into the robbers, who were fleeing after stealing valuables belonging to employees and guests.
The assailants sighted Ajibola making a call and shot him at a close range. His body had since been deposited in the mortuary.
Spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident said the gunmen had arrived the hotel pretending to be guests.
“Teslim Akinpelu, aka Gattuso; was shot dead by four armed men at Town Hotel, NTC, Iyaganku, around 12.45 am.
The gunmen pretended to be lodgers before carrying out their evil intention,” he said.
In other news, several persons were feared dead after a gas plant located near Untouchable bus stop along Lagos-Asaba expressway in Agbor community, Delta state exploded on Friday evening, January 22.
According to eyewitnesses, the fire allegedly burnt some persons to death. As a matter of fact, several buildings located near the scene of the incident were burnt.
Many other persons were injured during the fire outbreak.
A video shared online showed some of the burnt victims being rushed to the hospital where they are being treated.
1st News is currently investigating the cause of the explosion.