Gunmen assassinate owner of 16 Hour Hotel in Kwara state, kidnap his friend

The owner of the hotel, Kayode Akinyemi, 47, was killed by a group of gunmen who broke into the 16 HOUR hotel in the Alomilaya neighborhood of Ganmo, Ilorin. His manager, Emmanuel Olushila Ojo, was seriously hurt and is currently receiving treatment at the general hospital in Ilorin.

The state police command’s spokesperson, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, claimed in a statement that the hotel owner’s buddy, Ori “m,” who was with him on the day of the event, was kidnapped.

Ajayi claimed that tactical teams from the command, along with vigilantes and hunters, had been called to the scene to search the bushes for a potential way to free the victim who had been kidnapped and capture the criminals. Meanwhile, the victim’s body had been taken to the mortuary of the general hospital for an autopsy.

The state’s commissioner of police, CP Tuesday Assayomo, declared a complete lockdown of the area and launched a focused manhunt for the perpetrators of the heinous act, he continued, adding that the criminals had done enough and that strict security measures had already been put in place to stop their activities in the state.

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