A Point of Sale operator in Ibadan, Oyo State, identified only as pastor has been reportedly shot dead by robbers.
According to PUNCH the POS operator held a food pack which the gunmen thought contained his sales.
Some residents said the man came to his kiosk early and his assailants rode on a motorcycle, accosted him to hand over the bag and he obliged them.
A resident of the area told our correspondent on Saturday that a few seconds later, the robbers turned and shot him dead. He added that the sound of the gun drew the attention of some people to the scene and they took him to hospital but he was confirmed dead.
He further said that the sympathisers who were not satisfied with the medical verdict took him to a traditional doctor’s home for the bullet removal but it was too late.
The incident was said to have caused panic among residents of the area. Some PoS operators were robbed at Omi Adio some few months ago where some persons were killed.
Reacting to the development, the state police spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso, said on the phone that the command had started investigation into the incident. He said, “Investigation has commenced on the matter. Updates would be provided in due course.”