Some hoodlums on Friday invaded Iya Agan Street on Old Apapa Road in the Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State, killing a 23-year-old, identified only as Dada.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the hoodlums, who wielded guns and cutlasses, asked residents not to panic while they slaughtered Dada, alias Ratio, saying they (hoodlums) did not come for innocent lives.
The 23-year-old was killed around 5.30pm on Friday in the area.
It was learnt that anxious residents, however, contacted the vigilance group in the area, which in turn contacted the Iponri Police Division.
It was gathered that when policemen arrived at the scene, Dada’s corpse was recovered, but the hoodlums had fled.
A shop owner, who gave his name only as Abimbola, said the attackers came in two tricycles, otherwise known as Keke Marwa.
He said, “the gunshots did not have effect, they slaughtered him with a cutlass.”
A resident, who declined to mention her name, said Dada was known to be moving with the Fagbayimu Boys, adding that rival hoodlums, trailed him to the area.
One of the executives of the vigilance group, Mr. Ishola Agbodemu, said one of the hoodlums, identified only as Ayo, was caught on Saturday and handed over to the Anti-Robbery Section of the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba.
He said, “The hoodlums wanted to start reprisals in our area, but we brought out vigilance group members to apprehend them. On Saturday, one of the suspects, Ayo, was caught with weapons. They were actually three, but we caught one of them.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos,confirmed the killing. She added that investigation was ongoing into the incident.