Suspected assassins yesterday shot dead a Lagos white cap chief, Chief Kayode Adeshina, the Onimole of Lagos at his home located at Iga Idugaran Street, Isale-Eko, Lagos Island.
It was learnt that the 73-year-old chief, was last seen on Wednesday evening during the celebration of the Super Eagles’ victory over Mali in the semi-final of the African Cup of Nations. He was said to have been killed around 3am.
According to one of his children, Oyinlola Ikuforiji, “the gunmen stormed the palace around 3a.m and made straight to the chief’s room where they found him sleeping. He was rudely awakened from sleep and a gun was pointed at his forehead.
He pleaded with them to spare his life but they in turn demanded that he gave them money. But, he told them that he had no money on him and was afterwards shot at, until he passed on few minutes later”.
The family’s spokesperson, Maj-Gen Segun Ajiborisha (rtd.) described the incident as “very pathetic”. He therefore charged the police to fish out the killers.
Speaking on the incident, Police chief Umaru Manko said, “Two boys walked into the man’s bedroom around 3am and shot him dead. They did not steal anything; so they are not armed robbers.
“We have commenced investigation into the matter already. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba is leading the investigation team and they have already swung into action.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Ngozi Braide also confirmed the incident, saying police had commenced investigations into the matter, as she assured that the perpetrators of the monstrous crime would soon be and brought to book.