The assailants fled the scene without taking anything away. Okuneye's body was deposited at a mortuary in Ijebu-Igbo.
A witness told Pm news..
"The killers struck at the time Rev. Oke was about to mount the pulpit. The young men walked into the church hall and headed straight for where the late Okuneye sat, brought their guns and fired him at close range. "Many were injured in the ensuing stampede. There was confusion when gunshots began to sound. We were shocked and everybody was jittery. The service came to an end abruptly. Some people, especially the elder are still in shock as I am talking to you now. Okuneye was well known in the town and neighbouring towns. He was among the earliest artisans in the business of furniture making in Ijebu,"
He is survived by six wives and over 20 children.