8 February 2013

Nigeria: Unknown Gunmen Shoot Dead Lagos White Cap Chief

Unknown gunmen in the early hours of yesterday morning have shot dead a Lagos white cap chief, Chief Kayode Adeshina, the Onimole of Lagos at his home located at Iga Idugaran Street, Isale-Eko, Lagos Island, Lagos.

The 73-year-old chief was said to have been killed around 3am yesterday in his palace at House No. 5, Onimole Palace, Iga Idugaran Street, Lagos Island.

Children and relatives who were with the deceased when the unidentified gunmen struck said they were scared, as they could not do anything to help the old until he gave up the ghost.

According to one of his children, Oyinlola Ikuforiji, "the gunmen stormed the palace around 3a.m and made straight to the chief's room where they found him sleeping. He was rudely woke up from sleep and a gun was pointed at his forehead.

He pleaded with them to spare his life but they in turn demanded that he gave them money. But, he told them that he had no money on him and was afterwards shot at, until he passed on few minutes later".

It was gathered that immediately after shooting him, the killers started ransacking the palace, as they locked up the entire house, including the room where the old man was shot.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Ngozi Braide confirmed the incident, saying police had commenced investigations into the matter, as she assured that the perpetrators of the heinous crime would soon be and brought to book.

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