Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Gunmen Kill Lagos Tailor In An Uncompleted Building(Graphic Photo)

Some yet-to-be identified gunmen have killed a 38-year-old tailor, Oluwasegun Adegbenjo, in Oke-Abiaye, in the Alagbado area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Adegbenjo was shot dead in an uncompleted building where he had gone purportedly to meet someone.

Our correspondent gathered from a source that the killers did not steal anything from the deceased. His jeep, which he drove by himself to the site, was also left untouched at the scene of the murder.

The incident happened on January 28, around 11pm.

The source said, “Adegbenjo is a popular tailor who had a shop in the Ikotun area of Lagos. He was also into fashion designing. He lived with his family in Iju-Ota, Ogun State.

“On the fateful day, which was January 28, around 11pm, he had closed from shop and driven down to Oke-Abiaye in Alagbado. The place is a deserted area and people don’t live there. But you could find some uncompleted buildings around.

“He parked his jeep and came out before he was shot dead by some unknown persons. There was no stain of blood in his car and nothing was stolen.”

A police source told PUNCH Metro that Olagbenjo, who was married with kids, was found in the site after his family declared him missing.

He said the police had yet to establish any motive in the murder, but might be working on the theory that he was killed by some business partners.

He said, “The family started searching for him when he could not be found and he was not picking his telephone. That was how they found him there. His wife could not bear the shock of the tragedy and had since been hospitalised.

“The police are still on the case and hopefully, his telephone, which was not taken away, could provide useful hints on what happened to him.

“But we are working on a theory that he went into a business deal with someone who then decided to kill him. He must have been into a deal, which is still under investigation.”

Our correspondent learnt that the matter was reported at the Alagbado Police Division.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu, said, “Yes, it happened. The man was killed and no suspect has been arrested yet.

“The case, as we speak, has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.”

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