Apprehension as suspected gunmen kill Lagos LG officer

CITIZENS COMPASS- THERE was apprehension in some parts of Oshodi, on Sunday, following the death of Francis Oguntulu, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area who was hacked by some suspected gunmen.

In a statement from the media office of the LG boss on Sunday, it was revealed that Oguntulu was shot at and axed at Church street, Oshodi, on Friday. 

He was said to be rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died on Sunday. 

The incident occurred at a birthday party where the deceased was a guest.

Three other people were said to have been injured as a result of the incident.  

At press time, there was apprehension in some parts of Oshodi over possible occurrence of a reprisal attack.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said it was being investigated by the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti.

The council chairman, Kehinde Oloyede, said, “We have lost a loyal, jovial, and very friendly man to the cold hands of death. 

“The death came to us as a rude shock. We appeal to the Lagos Police to unravel the cause of the death and ensure those behind the dastardly act are brought to book to serve as a deterrent to those planning evil acts.

As we mourn Goke, I appeal to our party men and women and all residents of our dear council to remain calm as we have asked the Police to investigate the matter. 

“We will never leave any stone unturned in this case. 

“We will work hand in hand with the Police in the course of their investigations to unmask those behind the act.” He added.

The late Oguntulu is survived by aged parents, his wife, three children, and siblings.


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