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Masked gunmen kill Lagos director, steal phone, files



Friends and family members of Late Abiodun Adenuga have called on the Nigeria Police Force to track down the killers of the civil servant who was shot in his room at the Sindende Guest House in the Agege area of Lagos state.

According to news gathered, no fewer than four masked men were said to have invaded the facility, as they robbed staff and lodgers, including Abiodun.

During the robbery, the assailants allegedly shot the father of four in the chest and stole his phone and other office documents. Speaking to journalist, Abiodun’s sister, Adebisi, said the 56-year-old, who was found in a pool of blood in his room after the robbery, was immediately rushed to the Surgical and Emergency Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, for treatment.

She said that no fewer than 11 bullets were extracted from her brother’s chest during surgery, adding that Abiodun later died from injuries he sustained during the attack.

She said, “The owner of the hotel informed us about the incident around 8.30 am on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. He said he had an accident, but on getting to LASUTH, we realized that he was shot and rushed there around 2.35 am.

“We were told that the armed robbers invaded the hotel around 1.30 am, broke into his room, and while trying to get his office bag, they shot him. Other victims said they rushed out of their rooms when they heard gunshots, and that they were also robbed.

“My brother was the only one that was shot, and they went away with his phone and office bag. We don’t know the kind of documents that were in the bag.

“About 11 bullets were removed from his chest and after the operation, he came round two days later. But on Friday, he went into a coma and since then, he never regained consciousness. He died around 9.35 am on Monday after several efforts to resuscitate him proved abortive.”

Adebisi added the multiple gunshots at her brother shows it was clearly an assassination, adding that the bullets damaged most of the organs in his body.

“The Chief Medical Director of LASUTH said he saw my brother when he was rushed into the hospital and my brother told him he told the gunmen to drop his bag and that the next thing was that they shot him.

“They left and after some minutes, they returned to his room and took his phone. But he held on to one of the suspects’ legs and that was how they shot him again. I know it was not a robbery; only God knows where it all came from.

“The robbers were about four; they wore masks and gave a signal to a lot of people that my brother was targeted. We have reported the matter at the Pen Cinema Police Station for investigation so that the culprits could be arrested,” she added.

Confirming the event, the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said, “I will get back to you after being briefed.” He had yet to do so as of the time of writing this report.




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