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Murdered in the Glare Hoodlums kill man at filling station

The Lagos State Police Command confirmed the killings of two young men in Oyingbo.

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Total Filling Station attendant


A man identified as Sijuade, has been murdered by a group of hoodlums at Total Filling Station, located at Kano Street, in the Oyingbo area of Lagos.

The victim, who is said to be an upholstery designer was stabbed in the eyes by the hoodlums before they went on to cut his throat in a gruesome public execution.

Total Filling Station play

Total Filling Station

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According to a source named Oyela Sodiq, Sijuade was rushed to the hospital by his elder brother, but was pronounced dead by the time of arrival.

Though a 'street boy', the victim was described as a peace loving person.

Sodiq said, “It was around 6am on Friday. The guy was well known, and as a street boy, he used his influence to help motorists get fuel. The hoodlums, who might have been on a reprisal, bundled him out of the station.

“After a few metres, they began to stab him in the head before they cut his throat. When people saw the young man lying in a pool of blood, they called his elder brother.

“His brother brought a tricycle and they rushed him to a hospital. Sadly, he did not survive it. The matter was reported to the police at Denton. No one was arrested on that day.”

Following Sijuade's death, a resident of the area named Toheeb, was also attacked and killed two days after the first incident.

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The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the occurrence when she said, “I confirm a reprisal attack that led to the loss of two lives. Right now, the area is calm.

“The Commissioner of Police has ordered an intense patrol of the area. Effort is also on to track the fleeing suspects.”

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