The Treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers , Jibowu -Yaba Branch , Alowonle Asekun , has been killed by hoodlums in the Grammar School area of the Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State .
We gathered that 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 the First Atlantic School on Friday , February 8 , 2019 .
Eyewitnesses , who spoke 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 .
One of the eyewitnesses, Akeem Adepoju , said Asekun was shot three times and died on the spot .
The taxi driver 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 2 pm , 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 . ”
Another eyewitness , who simply identified herself as Titilayo, said one of Asekun ’s killers walked out of the street without the fear of being arrested , while the others fled on their motorcycles .
“ Immediately after the man was murdered , the assailants mounted the motorcycles they brought and ran away. But what surprised me the most was that the man , who brought the boys , walked majestically out of our street and nobody could challenge him , because nobody was ready to die , ” the trader stated .
A resident of the area , who pleaded to remain anonymous , said the deceased was a member of the NURTW at Jibowu , Yaba .