Hoodlums’ killing of UNILAG worker and an undergraduate has put a panic on residents of the environment. Residents of Abule Ijesha community, Yaba, Lagos State, said the neighbourhood is not safe until the police arrest hoodlums who killed a senior member of staff of the University of Lagos, Akoka, and a final year student of the institution.
They claimed that the mastermind of the crime was a drug dealer known to the police and demanded that he and his accomplices be apprehended and prosecuted. The victims, Akintunde Fadugba, of Centre for Information and Technology System, UNILAG, and the 400-level student, Rasaq Akokia, were shot dead on Opayemi Street, Abule Ijesha.
It’s learnt that the hoodlums, numbering six and reportedly led by the drug dealer had stormed the community around 11pm on Friday on motorcycles and shot indiscriminately.
Fadugba, who was said to be relaxing in front of a barber’s – a stone’s throw from his residence – was shot and died on the spot.
It was learnt that Akokia was ill and had gone to buy drugs from a chemist on the street.
He was returning home when a bullet hit him in the chest.