A Must Read: Chairman of Keke Napep operation in Surulere shot dead by Gunmen.

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. His friend, however,


When asked why anyone would want to kill

Olatunji, the relative said he could have been killed

by people who were envious of his position.

"He was in charge of collecting money in the area

and was also deeply involved in local politics, so he

could have been killed by anybody," she said.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the 32-year-old man, who

went by the pseudonym, Kaypee, was a graduate of

Finance from Ladoke Akintola University of

Technology, Oyo State.

The relative, who said Olatunji's parents were still

alive, added that although he was not married, he

had a child.

Olatunji's death, it was learnt, is the third murder in

the area this week.

Culled From Punch ng.

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