A passer-by, identified as Musa Yahaya, lost his life after a vigilante, known as Lukman Rasak, allegedly shot him to death in the Ijora area of Lagos State on Tuesday.
NEWSNAIJA learned that Yahaya was on his way to a destination in the area when Rasak allegedly shot him in the chest around 2 pm, and in a bid to save the victim, good Samaritans rushed him to hospital for treatment.
It was further learned that the Seriki-Hausa, Apapa/Iganmu, Alhaji Mele Abacha, reported the incident to the police.
CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the state Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the development, in a statement on Wednesday, said that Yahaya died from the bullet wounds he sustained after the vigilante shot him.
The PPRO stated, “Police operatives attached to the Ijora Division of the command, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, around 2 pm, arrested a vigilante member, Lukman Rasak, 30, for shooting one Musa Yahaya, 28, in the chest at Ijora.
“The victim was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The police were alerted and raced to the scene, arrested the suspect, and recovered his gun with some cartridges.”
It was further learned that area boys engaged in supremacy clashes in Ijora on Tuesday.
During the clashes, residents and business owners in the area ran helter-skelter as gunshots hit the air.
In his reaction, Adejobi, said, “Based on our own findings, it is unconfirmed. I have contacted the Area Commander and he said it was not true.”