A trader identified as Binaebilayefa Dawudu, has on Saturday, May 11, been shot dead during a robbery attack in the Ojo local government area of Lagos state.
It was gathered that Dawuda was killed when a stray bullet fired by the gunmen hit him while on his way back from a prayer session.
Following Dawudu’s demise, the deceased’s family has called on the Lagos State Police Command to conduct a thorough investigation into the events that led to Dawudu’s death and apprehend his killers.
A witness, who identified himself simply as Kunle, said he was going to the Aiyepe Market to buy foodstuffs when the gunmen attacked.
The eye witness narrated the attack as thus; “I was on my way to buy foodstuffs in the market when I heard three gunshots. But because there was no electricity, we ran into a bet shop for safety. One of the assailants followed us into the shop. He ordered us to lie down and robbed us and other customers of our valuables. Afterward, he left. It was when I got to my hostel that I heard that Dawudu had been killed.”
Kunle said Dawudu was killed because he unknowing to him, passed the route the robbers were using as their escape route where he collided with the robbers on their way out of the operation scene.
“We were together when Dawudu left to pray in the mosque. After praying, he was on his way home when the people that came to rob the area shot him to death. The PPL area is very dangerous; in fact, the management of the Lagos State University has marked the area unsafe for students’ habitation. But students still live there because it is close to the school,” he added.
The family of the deceased called on the Lagos State Police Command to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter with the aim of arresting the killers of their family member and bringing his killers to justice.
The deceased’s brother, Abiodun, said only justice would assuage the hurt of the family.
He said, “I got a call from his friend that he was shot dead; I called other people who confirmed the incident. This is not the first time they will be killing people.
“Aside from my brother, they killed another man in the area this year. We want the police to investigate the incident and bring the killers to justice.”
It was learnt that before the incident, Dawudu had posted a message on Facebook page, which some people said showed he had a premonition of his death.
“Confession time; lord have done a lot good or bad in life, please forgive me all my sins Allah,” Dawudu had written.