By Bushrah Yusuf-Badmus, Ilorin.
The Police Command in Kwara on Monday confirmed the assassination of Mr Kayode Akinyemi, the proprietor of “16 HOUR Hotel”, in Ganmo, Ilorin, by gunmen.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Kwara, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, said in a statement in Ilorin that the hotel’s manager, Emmanuel Olushila, who was seriously injured during the attack, was receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ilorin.
“A group of gunmen invaded a hotel named 16 HOUR Hotel in the Alomilaya area of Ganmo, Ilorin, and shot indiscriminately, killing the owner of the hotel and injuring his manager.
“One of the friends of the deceased, who was with him, was also abducted.
“The command’s tactical teams, in conjunction with vigilantes and hunters, had since been mobilised to the scene.
“They are combing the surrounding bushes for possible rescue of the victim and arrest of the hoodlums, while the corpse of the victim had been deposited in the General Hospital’s mortuary for autopsy,” he said.
Okasanimi said that the Commissioner of Police in Kwara, Tuesday Assayomo, had declared a total lockdown of the area and a manhunt for the perpetrators of the heinous act.
“Enough is enough for the criminals, as stringent security actions were already put in place to checkmate the activities of the criminal elements in the state,” he quoted the police commissioner as saying.