Unknown gunmen early on Friday morning murdered former Okitupupa Local Government Caretaker Chairman, Evangelist Niyi Pirisola in his Ilutitun home.

OndoEvents reports that the former Chairman was murdered around 2:30am right at his gate when he was about entering his house while returning from a church programe.

One of the resident who preffered anonymity said that the unknown gunmen must have been trailing him from the church.

“I think the gunmen must have been trailing him from his church because they shot him at his gate,”he said.

Mr Solomon Bitire, Pirisola’s successor in office also said that he was shocked to hear the news.

He said that Pirisola died at the time he was needed most in the state politics, he prayed for the repose of his soul.

“In fact i am more than shock when i heared the news, may God repose his soul and give his family the fortitude to bear the loss,” Bitire said.

Meanwhile, Dr Olumide Akadri, the Chief Medical Director, the State Specialist Hospital, Okitipupa confirmed that the corpse of the late Chairman was deposited at the hospital morgue.

52 year old Pirisola was Caretaker Chairman from 2013 to 2015 and was survived by a wife and children.