Tension In Lagos As Hoodlums Murder NURTW Branch Treasurer

The Treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Jibowu-Yaba Branch, Alowonle Asekun, has been killed by hoodlums in the Grammar School area of the Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State,Punch reports.

Punch gathered that Asekun, while on his way out of the Ajasa-Lamberu Street in the Grammar School area, was accosted by the hoodlums, who reportedly shot him to death in front of the First Atlantic School on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Eyewitnesses, who spoke to our correspondent at the scene of the incident, said the hoodlums trailed Asekun to the area, adding that the news of his death had caused panic in the Jibowu and Fadeyi areas of the state.

One of the eyewitnesses, Akeem Adepoju, said Asekun was shot three times and died on the spot.

The taxi driver said,

“I was in my wife’s shop when the incident happened. Before the hoodlums carried out the attack on the man, I observed that about four boys, who wore fez caps, parked their motorcycles and walked around our street for over one hour. Around 2pm, Asekun was on his way out when they attacked him and shot him three times till he died.

“Immediately they killed him, they took his wristwatch, phone and emptied his pocket. Later on, the patrol vehicle of the Onyabo Vigilante Group came to carry his remains.”

Another eyewitness, who simply identified herself as Titilayo, said one of Asekun’s killers walked out of the street without the fear of being arrested, while the others fled on their motorcycles.

“Immediately after the man was murdered, the assailants mounted the motorcycles they brought and ran away. But what surprised me the most was that the man, who brought the boys, walked majestically out of our street and nobody could challenge him, because nobody was ready to die,” the trader stated.

A resident of the area, who pleaded to remain anonymous, said the deceased was a member of the NURTW at Jibowu, Yaba.