Monday, 14 October 2013

Crime: Suspected Cultists Murder LASPOTECH Student

Crime: Suspected Cultists Murder LASPOTECH Student
A final year student of Lagos State Polytechnic, Ibrahim Oluwaseun, 26, has been killed by suspected cult members at his parents’ home in
Somolu area of Lagos. The deceased, a student of Business Administration, was said to have been preparing to defend his final year project this

week when he was killed on Friday night.

Our correspondent also gathered that the deceased was sitting with his mother outside their home on New Balogun street, when he was shot

around 9pm.

An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the gunmen were about seven.

He said, “They were seven in number; they came to the area fully armed. All those guys were strangers to us but have been coming to the area

for some time now. Nobody knew exactly what they were up to.

“That night, they confronted the boys in the area with guns and immediately people saw them, they ran for their lives.

“They shot at Oluwaseun who was with his mum outside their house. It wasn’t as if Oluwaseun was involved in any fight. He fell into the gutter

immediately he was shot, just as everybody tried running for cover.”

PUNCH Metro gathered that in the ensuing confusion, neither of Oluwaseun’s neighbours nor relatives, witnessed his fall into the gutter. It wasn’t

until after the confusion had subsided that residents allegedly observed that Oluwaseun was nowhere to be found.

Another source told PUNCH Metro that the Divisional Police Officer, Somolu Station, responding to a distress call on the shooting, drafted some

patrol teams to the area.

He said, “Two patrol vehicles were sent to the area but even while the police patrolled the streets, no one noticed that Oluwaseun was in the

gutter. Perhaps he might have survived the shooting if he had been discovered on time.” 

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