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How NURTW treasurer, Alowonle Asekun was murdered in Lagos

Alowonle Asekun, the Treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Jibowu-Yaba Branch was reportedly killed by hoodlums in the Grammar School area of the Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State last week.

According to reports, Asekun, while on his way out of the Ajasa-Lamberu Street in the Grammar School area, was accosted by the hoodlums, who reportedly shot him to death in front of First Atlantic School on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Eyewitnesses who spoke with Punchng at the scene of the incident said the hoodlums trailed Asekun to the area, adding that the news of his death had caused panic in the Jibowu and Fadeyi areas of the state.

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One of the eyewitnesses, Akeem Adepoju, said Asekun was shot three times and died on the spot.

A taxi driver who witnessed the slaying said,

“I was in my wife’s shop when the incident happened. Before the hoodlums carried out the attack on the man, I observed that about four boys, who wore fez caps, parked their motorcycles and walked around our street for over one hour. Around 2pm, Asekun was on his way out when they attacked him and shot him three times till he died. Immediately they killed him, they took his wristwatch, phone and emptied his pocket. Later on, the patrol vehicle of the Onyabo Vigilante Group came to carry his remains.”

 

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