Gunmen killed Ekiti Director at his residence around 1 am on Monday. Before his death, he was director in the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission.
sympathisers thronged the house of the deceased, Mr David Jejelowo, to condole with the family. co-workers at the commission were in shock and tears as they could not understand what led to the killing of the civil servant.
The Commissioner in charge of the General Administration Department of the commission, Mr Wole Olujobi, described the death as painful.
He was a complete gentleman. His name bears his character: Jejelowo; gentle in everything. He was not a person that pursued riches. My impression of him was of somebody always contented. He was not desperate for money. He followed the rules.
He never compromised rules and he had excellent human relations – a very disciplined civil servant that would not compromise any rule. He was always at peace with others and ensured he did not inflict pains on others. These were the reasons for the tears and sadness at the commission today (Monday).
Remember, he was kidnapped recently. When somebody underwent that kind of trauma and at the end of the day still got killed by criminals, you can understand the pain of everybody that knew him.
Nobody can answer why he was always a victim of criminals. I believe that with this killing, the police will unravel why he was murdered.
A source said the director was shot after he opened his window in response to an unfamiliar movement outside his house that night.
Another source, however, said the window was open before the assailants got there and shot him dead.