Some unidentified hoodlums on Friday killed the treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Jibowu-Yaba branch in Lagos State.
The deceased, identified as Alowonle Asekun, was shot three times in the grammar school area of Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos.
According to Punch, the news of Asekun's death caused panic in the Jibowu axis of Lagos. A witness disclosed that the hoodlums trailed the deceased to the area where he was killed.
Another witness said, "Immediately they killed him, they took his wristwatch, phone and emptied his pocket. Later on, the patrol vehicle of the Onyabo Vigilante Group came to carry his remains."
He added that the Asekun was shot three times and died instantly.
While lamenting over the death of his treasurer, NURTW chairman of the branch, Femi Akinboyeku, said, "It's like some people used the number of someone he was familiar with to call him to meet them at the particular point where he was murdered.
"The people I suspect to have carried out the attack are the ‘Ereko boys’ at Fadeyi. These ‘Ereko boys’ are not our union members; they are usually not happy with our activities as a union."
He urged law enforcement agents to investigate the murder and make sure the suspects are brought to justice.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, confirmed the incidence, adding that two people have been arrested in connection with the crime.
Oti added that the state Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Mu'azu, has transferred the case to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, for further investigation.