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
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.