A United States Professor and politician, Richard Adeoriokin, has been accidentally sh%t d£@d by a local security guard in Ejigbo, Osun State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred around 8:30 pm on Saturday, January 27, 2024.
Leadership reports that the unfortunate incident occurred at a public function on Inisha Road of Ejigbo, which was attended by Professor Adeoriokin, his political associates, and Oyeyode Oyesosin, the son of the Ogiyan of Ejigbo.
After the event at the king’s residence, Oyeyode Oyesosin invited his friends to his house for a brief meeting.
As the guests prepared to leave, he ordered the security guard to fire g¥n§hots into the air as a farewell gesture. Tragically, one of the security guard’s g¥ns was mistakenly aimed downward, and the b¥llet struck Professor Adeoriokin in the leg.
According to the report, Adeoriokin who was a lecturer at Prairie View A&M University in Houston, Texas, and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was rushed to the Baptist hospital in Ejigbo where he sadly passed away.
Governor Ademola Adeleke has ordered a thorough investigation into the k+lling of Dr. Adeoriokin and the subsequent k+lling of the security guard.
He has also instructed the State Police Command to issue guidelines on the usage of local g¥ns to enhance citizen safety, especially at public functions.