A young man identified as Babatunde Adeluka Olubasa has been shot and killed by unknown gunmen in a popular hotel in the Ijapo Estate area of Akure, Ondo state capital.
The Infostride gathered that the deceased was trailed to a hotel where he was lodging by three armed men after attending a function in Akure.
According to a source, after shooting him, the murderers descended on Babatunde with a small axe until he gave up the ghost.
The Public Relations Officer of Ondo State Police Command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Tuesday, adding that it was a case of assassination.
Ikoro said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Bolaji Salami has directed that full-scale investigation has commenced into the murder to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators.