Adewale Adesanya, a senior bank officer based in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, was reportedly killed on Saturday at 3pm, in Ahoada area of Rivers State, by gunmen who shot at him repeatedly until he died, The Nation reports.
Friends described Wale, who hailed from Ijebu Ode in Ogun State, as a socialite, well known in Yenagoa. Wale, who was a married father-of-two with his wife pregnant for the third, was said to be driving his car to Port Harcourt in the company of two others when the assailants swooped on him.
Even when he lost control of the vehicle and skidded into the bush, they followed the vehicle and kept shooting at it. The two people with him, Haruna and Samson, reportedly escaped into the bush when they noticed that the gunmen were still coming towards the car as Wale tried to crawl out with his last strength.
Samson who later arrived Yenagoa, said that one of the gunmen repeatedly told a member of the gang to “finish him up” and “offload him.” The assassins only took his phone. A team of policemen arrived later to remove the corpse and the car. He was an account officer to many of the ex-militants on the payroll of the Presidential Amnesty Program (PAP).