One of the staff of the Centre for Information and Technology System, UNILAG, Akintunde Fadugba and Rasaq Akokia, who is a 400-level student, around 11 pm on Friday, was killed by some hoodlums on Opayemi Street, Abule Ijesha, Yaba, Lagos State.
According to a report gathered by Punchng, the hoodlums, numbering six and reportedly was led by the drug dealer, known to the police, had entered the community on motorcycles and shot profusely into thin air.
Fadugba, who was said to be relaxing in front of a barbing salon not too far from his residence, he was shot and he died on the spot. It was learnt that Akokia was sick and had gone to buy drugs from a chemist on the street.
He was coming back home when a stray bullet hit him in the chest. A community leader, Mr. Omolaja Johnson, said the drug dealer had been unleashing terrors on the community since 2016 when he was sent out of the community.
He said the mastermind had used some policemen to harass residents, adding that a petition was sent to the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, against the policemen and the hoodlums
The spokesperson for the police in Lagos, SP Chike Oti, said the command had launched a manhunt for the hoodlums. He said;
“There were four individuals who were known for negatively influencing children and youths in that community.
They had issues with the community and they were chased away. They regrouped and unleashed mayhem on the community, years after they were sent out. They killed a university worker and a student.”