A staff of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority has been stabbed in the eye by hoodlums for reporting them to the police.
Apart from stabbing Oluwaseun, the hoodlums also reportedly beat him to a pulp in the Island area of the state.
It was gathered that Oluwaseun who works at the Oja Oba Market on Dosumu Street, was first rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, where the knife that was lodged in his head, before he was transferred to private hospital for further treatment.
According to witnesses, Oluwaseun's offence was that he had informed the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), of the State Police Command, that the hoodlums used to hide dangerous weapons in the market as well as gather there where they plan their activities.
On storming the market, the SARS operatives recovered the weapons, including cutlasses, knives and guns, but they were unable to arrest the hoodlums.
On Thursday, January 21, 2016, at about 9pm, the victim, who was on a night duty, was clearing some refuse in the market when the hoodlums attacked him while some of his colleagues also had cuts inflicted on them.
After stabbing him in the eye through the side of his head, the hoodlums abandoned the LAWMA worker by the roadside with the knife stuck in his eye.
Concerned residents were the ones who first rushed him to LUTH before informing the police at the Adeniji Adele Division.
A witness narrated how the incident happened:
“The hoodlums were about 10 men. They were led by Agoro, Matanmi and Marcus. Thomas had informed the police about their criminal activities in the market. That was why the hoodlums came after him.”