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Social Unrest Community thrown into rage after gunmen kills resident

Agbede was said to be preparing for the burial of his mother before he was caught in the middle of a gun battle between land agitators.

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The hoodlums fired shots that killed Agbede and injued his friend, Gbenga.

The death of a man identified as Saheed Agbede, of the Oreyo community in Igbogbo, Lagos, has caused anger after gunmen shot him and friend dead.

According to Punch, Agbede was getting ready for the burial ceremony of his mother when the incident happened.

He and his friend, Gbenga, were distributing cloths to expected guests at the burial when bullets hit the pair on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

The gunshots, which came from some speculators killed Agbede at the scene, but his friend, Gbenga survived with injuries.

Agbede’s neighbour have an account of how the incident happened.

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He said, “Agbede was a landlord on Gbenga Ajadi Street. He was not involved in the clash. His mother died recently and her burial is to hold on Saturday.”

“The deceased, who also had three children, was planning for the ceremony. He had bought the cow, foodstuffs and cloths.”

“He and his friend, Gbenga, also a landlord, had gone to Agunfoye to deliver some of the cloths to their friends.”

“It was while they were returning that bullets hit them. Agbede died, but Gbenga is in the hospital as we speak.”

“Everyone is angry because Agbede was innocent. There was no reason for Baba Oloda’s hoodlums to direct their guns at them.”

“We will not allow this to die down. Baba Oloda is known to the police in Igbogbo.”

According to reports, the hoodlums were fighting over a land, and Agbede and his friend were unfortunate to be at the scene when it happened.

According to Punch, four suspects have been arrested in respect to the killing of Agbede.

SP Dolapo Badmos, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the killing and mentioned that the matter will be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, for further investigation.

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