March 21, 2017

NURTW Chairman’s Aide Kills Wedding Guest While Eating

The venue of a wedding party in Lagos, Victory Event Centre, Agege, was on Sunday turned into a house of wailing after a guest was shot dead.

It was gathered from witnesses and residents that the victim, who had yet to be identified, was just eating at the party when he was hit by a stray bullet.

Punch was told that an aide of the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW) Lagos State, Mr. Tajudeen Agbede, fired the shot that produced the stray bullet.

It was said that Agbede and some top officials of NURTW had attended the wedding ceremony.

As Agbede was leaving the event around 6pm, hoodlums [area boys] were said to have waylaid him for money. When the scene became rowdy, one of his aides shot into the air three times.

The last bullet reportedly hit the victim where he was eating and he fell.

The incident happened on Olurinde Street, Orile Agege.

A witness, who did not want to be identified, said within five minutes, the wedding abruptly ended as everyone fled the scene.

He said, “The bride is the younger sister of the personal assistant of Agbede and that informed the presence of top NURTW officials.

“Everything went on well until Agbede was about leaving around 6pm. There was a scuffle at the venue as some hoodlums asked for money from him. The man was still in their midst when they started fighting one another.

“One of Agbede’s aides fired twice to make way for his principal. As he was about putting the gun in his pocket, he released another shot, which hit the man.

“The man that fired the gun is huge and dark in complexion. He joined Agbede’s convoy and fled.”

A female resident, who lamented the incident, said the victim’s corpse was abandoned as everyone took to their heels.

She explained that no one could identify the deceased as he lay in a pool of blood.

“He was eating outside the hall when he was hit. The bullet hit him near the left eye and came out from the other side of his skull.He died immediately.

“There was confusion on this street yesterday (Sunday). After some minutes, people started coming to see if they knew him. Nobody could identify him. He was a fine-looking gentleman,” she said.

It was learnt that hours later, policemen from the Elere division removed the corpse and deposited it in a mortuary.

Another guest at the party told Punch that the suspect was well known to the NURTW hierarchy.

When contacted, Agbede confirmed being at the venue of the wedding, but said he was not aware that anybody was killed.

He said, “I was at the wedding, but I later left without any incident. We had left the party when the incident happened.”

Zone 2 Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Aderanti, had ordered investigation into the incident.

Badmos said report from the Elere division indicated that the victim was killed by some gunmen.

She said, “I confirm the murder case. At about 7.10pm, we got a report that around 6.10pm, a man of about 21 years old, whose name and address had yet to be ascertained, was shot dead while eating outside Victory Event Centre, where a wedding was taking place.

“We were informed that he was killed by two hoodlums, who immediately escaped. The AIG has directed the command to investigate the murder case and arrest the culprits.”

20 comments:

Rosemary Ezeji said...

What a loss. Rip.Innocent man.

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

So sad RIP

Nasiru Adoke said...

to enjoy now one is now dead for nothing..God never alllow us see such happenings with us and our family and friends

I. C Bruno said...

Very sad how come?

Austine Gabriel said...

Hmmnnn very sad

Amos Mercy said...

This is really a sad news

Hassan Aderemi said...

May his soul RIp. Those who responsible for his death will receive their rewards accordingly.

Noble Nwankpa said...

Ni-ge-ria! Too bad for this country cos this case as it is now is a forgotten murder case alas the innocent guy is dead for nothing.

Onifade Joseph said...

I hope say police and NURTW people no go cover the matter up by the time brown envelop exchange hand, cus dis people dey noise money no be small.
#Believe

godwin progragrammer said...

too bad, RIP

godwin progragrammer said...

this is so sad RIP

Sunshow said...

Really sad

wole ifijeg said...

R.I.P

Ademola Adunola said...

Am sure they would bury the case last last

okorochas justin said...

May his soul rest in peace...

What a bad way to die...

Anslem Caesar said...

Two hoodlums? That's not what the story entails. Why is the police reporting something else while those at the scene are reporting something else? I hope they are not planning what am thinking?

Olisayemk said...

This is so sad, an innocent soul has to die for some people madness

Ay360 said...

Dis is so sad, but must dey shoot?

inumidun said...

Nawa o! Just like dt..

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Rest in peace

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