A Chairman of tricycle operators in Surulere, Lagos State, Kolapo Olatunji, was killed while another person sustained gunshot wounds after gunmen invaded Shitta area of Surulere on Sunday.
According to eyewitnesses, Olatunji was about to enter his car, parked opposite Shitta Primary School, when the gunmen shot him and riddled his vehicle with bullets.
The second victim, who was yet to be identified, was said to be the deceased’s friend.
A relative of the deceased, who wished to remain anonymous, said the incident occurred around 7pm.
She said, “Around 7pm on Sunday, Kolapo (Olatunji) was about to enter his car along with a friend when some gunmen from nowhere opened fire on him. They riddled his car with bullets and in the process, his friend was also shot.
“Sympathisers immediately rushed him to Lagos University Teaching Hospital but he was rejected so they then took him to Topaz Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival
Source: The Punch