Unknown gunmen shot dead a retired principal and the Lay President of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Mr Christopher Karigidi, in Igbobini Diocese, Irele Local Government of Ondo State.
Karigidi was killed in the early hours of Monday by the unknown gunmen who invaded his home in Ode Irele at about 3 am.
It was not clear if the gunmen who killed Karigidi were assassins or armed robbers as some witnesses claimed they left without taking anything from his home.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, Mr Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident said that investigation has commenced into the killing.
“We have begun an investigation into the matter and we will soon arrest those behind the ungodly acts,” Joseph stated.
He added that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue.
Meanwhile friends of the deceased have taken to Facebook to mourn his death. See their posts below.