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Friday, 14 April 2017

Photos: Protest at Akowonjo, Lagos as policeman kills South African based young man

Irate mob at Akowonjo area of a Lagos on Thursday, April 13, went on rampage after a mobile policemen allegedly killed a South African returnee simply identified as Niyi (pictured)
The young man was shot dead at Erico Hotel, forcing angry residents to take to the streets. The protesters resorted to violence, vandalising the hotel, shops and vehicles.
Most outlets in the neighbourhood have been shut down and houses locked. Heavily armed policemen were deployed to the area to prevent further outbreak of violence.




It is not exactly clear what happened, however, media reports said the deceased had issue with a friend over a sum of N5.2m Niyi sent to him in for safekeeping while he was in South Africa.

Niyi returned last week and asked for the money only to find out that his friend Santo has spent it. 

After failed attempts to get the money, he was said to have reported the case to the police. The policemen reportedly told him to alert them once he sighted Santo in the hotel, where he always stayed.
 
Around 7am on Thursday, Niyi and his friends reportedly visited the hotel to verify if he was there. A resident of the area, Segun Ajayi, who spoke to PUNCH Metro, said Niyi was into an undisclosed Internet business, through which he realised the money.
"Niyi had not been in the country for a while. He just returned last week. While he was in South Africa, he did a job and told his friend, Santo, to help him pick up some money which was about N5.2m. He told him to keep the money. But before he came back, Santo had started spending.
"He lodged at Erico Bellisima Hotels. Niyi had been going to check him at the hotel, but the receptionist insisted Santo was not there. He and his friends went there this morning (Thursday) and confirmed Santo was there. Niyi called operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. They said they were on their way and that he should ensure Santo did not leave the premises.
"Santo sent a worker to check if Niyi and his friends were still around. They beat the worker. A policeman securing the hotel came in and instead of asking what happened, he started shooting.  He chased the men and shot Niyi in the leg; the man fell. As he was struggling to stand, he shot him in the back at a close range and he died on the spot. The policeman knew Niyi very well; he was probably aware of the N5.2m deal."
Source: Additional report by PUNCH

20 comments:

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2nd time this would happen in Lagos this month.

livingstone chibuike said...

trust no man..Rip niyi

RareSpecie Z said...

Cry 4 my Beloved Country.
'Cry Cry Cry' (in Nnenna's voice ft Mode 9).

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Chai !


... Merited happiness

Unknown said...

RIP neyo para para we will all miss you cant believe you are gone so soon...may your soul rest in peace

Udoka Ekpei said...

When it comes to money, only very people can still be normal. RIP to the deceased

Esther Norah said...

I just tire for this our local police men RIP niyi period

dibia banks said...

Business gone wrong....never cheat on a nigga in terms of business....Santos will surely go down too....RIP NIYI

Emma Monday said...

Its high time we said NO to police brutality and violation of human rights in this country. There should be a kind of law protecting citizens from the excesses of the police and the army. If only Nigeria was like every other normal country that value humans

Anonymous said...

Yahoo yahoo boys!

Anonymous said...

RIP Para Poro..

Okowright Balaxy said...

Dude not safe in SA because of xenophobic attacks, came back home only to get killed by a foolish police man.

Anonymous said...

When u tell them to get a better things to do, see how he just die like cheken on to 419 job on top of another person money

Anonymous said...

See gobbe

dee boi said...

Now case closed cos no one to drag matter with... dee

Anonymous said...

U are a fool and a big illiterate , did you see Linda write 419 , poverty is your problem , instead of u to sympathize with the dead by writing rip ,..

ogadinma godwin said...

Anonymous God go punish u sey Na the job wey u and ur papa mumu burhari provide for youth now una don kill fine boy just like that in dis God forsaken country RIP Bro

Eagle said...

Your brother or dad would be shot one day

samuel Ezebuchi said...

Nawa o

don1 said...

rip this is the 5th times this shit killing thing is happen in the same hotel Erico hotel at Olowologbon akowonjo lagos GOD help us ooo

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