THE Vice Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW), Samuel Kayode, popularly known as Ekpo Kinkin, was reportedky shot dead in Agboju area of Lagos.
Before his untimely death, the deceased who doubles as amember of the All Progressive Congress Party, (APC), had attended the flag off of the party’s local government campaign at Oriade Local Development Area on Thursday.
Present at the meeting were top officials of the party among whom was Chairman of the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Mr Valentine Buraimo.
Eye witnesses said while the meeting was on, a gunshot was heard from the crowd outside.
When those inside the hall rushed out to find out reason for the gunshot, Kayode was found in the pool of his blood.
The bullet from the unidentified gunman, as gathered, hit him in the leg.
The tragedy threw the entire premises into disarray as everyone took to their heels.
Kayode was said to have been rushed to the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town, Ojo, where he was confirmed dead.
A member of the party who spoke on the condition of anonymity, expressed surprise that a bullet in the leg could claim someone’s life.
Explaining what happened, he said, “Ekpo Kinkin was a very popular person in this area. He was shot, right in Oriade LCDA secretariat, close to Agboju police station.
“During the stampede caused by the gunshot, a man suspected to have pulled the trigger, was said to have been seen walking casually out of the premises.
“We have lodged a complaint to the Police. We hope they will fish out Ekpo’s killer,” sources stated.
The Spokesperson, Lagos State Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi could not be reached at press