The Ekiti State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the killing of Mr Sunday Afolabi, an Assistant Superintendent with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ekiti State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Afolabi was allegedly killed by yet-to-be-identified assailants along Afao Road in the evening of Wednesday.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the state police command, Mr Alberto Adeyemi (SP), told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti that preliminary investigations had revealed that Afolabi was killed by suspected cultists.
He said that his body had been deposited at the morgue of the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti.
The NSCDC spokesman, Mr Tolu Afolabi, who also confirmed the killing to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, on Thursday, said that further investigations into the incident had commenced.
He said that no stone would be left unturned to unmask the killers of the officer.
NAN quoted the spokesman as saying that the late Afolabi, who served in the Intelligence and Investigation Unit of the NSCDC, was reportedly shot in the heart.
He said, “Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have killed one of our officers, Sunday Afolabi, an Assistant Superintendent Corps 1 (ASC1).
“He was killed along Afao Road, Ado Ekiti at about 1530 hours on Wednesday, 19th April, 2017.
“The officer was shot in the heart and his corpse has been deposited at the mortuary, while investigation continues.”
NAN reports that the late Afolabi hailed from Ayegbaju-Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti and married with children.