How Lagos LG Chairman’s aide Francis Oguntulu was murdered

Eyewitnesses have revealed how some yet to be identified gunmen killed Francis Oguntulu, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos at a social event last Friday night.

According to the eyewitnesses, Oguntulu was among attendees at a social event on Adeyemi Street, Oshodi attacked by the yet to be identified gunmen

The attack left many injured with Oguntulu, apparently the target, suffering machete cuts in addition to several gun shots.

The victims were rushed to a nearby hospital where Oguntulu was confirmed dead Sunday morning and the corpse deposited at the Isolo General Hospital.

“The gunmen came unmasked and shot at close range at those at the party; clearly, Oguntulu was the main target as they concentrated on him, leaving him critically wounded,” a source told NAN.

Meanwhile, the Police Command in Lagos has confirmed the killing of Mr Francis Oguntulu.

The command’s spokesman, Mr Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), however said that no arrest had been made.

“The command is doing everything possible to apprehend Ogutulu’s killers. The State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, is handling the case,” he said.

Mr Kehinde Oloyede, late Oguntulu’s boss, described the death as “shocking and highly devastating”.

Oloyede, in a statement, tasked the Police to fish out those behind the gruesome murder.

He also appealed to the residents to be calm and allow the Police to carry out a thorough investigation into the incident.

“We have lost a loyal, jovial and ever friendly man to the cold hands of death. The death came to us as a rude shock.

“We appeal to the Police to ensure that those behind the dastardly act are brought to book to serve as a deterrent to those planning similar evil.

“As we mourn, I appeal to our party men and women and all residents of our dear council to remain calm.

“We will never leave any stone unturned in this case. We will work with the Police in the course of the investigation,” he said. (NAN)

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