Lady Shot Dead In Lagos On Her Way To Work


A  lady identified as Miss Oluwabunmi Adeola Oladokun, and a man, were Friday morning shot by unidentified gunmen in Orisumbare area of Idimu, Lagos State, western Nigeria.

The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. along Ejigbo road in Orisumbare.

Miss Oladokun was said to have died on the spot. She was on her way to work in Victoria Island when she was shot.

The male victim, whose name could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, managed to escape with a gunshot injury and is currently receiving treatment at a private hospital in the area.
The cause of the attack could not be ascertained as at press time, but eyewitness accounts have it that before Oluwabunmi was shot, people in the neighbourhood heard her shout for help.

The late Oluwabunmi worked with at publishing company that produces a magazine before she recently joined a PR firm on Lagos Island. She was said to be the only daughter of her parents and her mother died recently.

When our reporter visited the scene in the morning, her corpse was still lying by the roadside .

Residents gathered in groups discussing the incident and those who have shops on Ejigbo road where the incident happened shut their shops out of fear of possible arrest by the police.

The residents also declined to speak on the matter and referred our reporters to the police.

When our reporters visited the family home of the deceased at Shola Ademodi Street, Orisumbare, some of the residents were seen consoling the family.

The father of the lady, Pastor Peter Oladokun, who ministers at The Mighty Hand of God, a popular church in the area, located along Ejigbo Road, Orisumbare, said a neighbour informed him about the incident and he went there and saw his daughter lying dead.

He said he could not do anything when he got to the scene because she was already dead.

He said he went to inform the police who have taken over the matter, while the family was waiting for conclusion of autopsy report before her burial.

Pastor Oladokun lamented the state of insecurity in the country and urged the government to improve security because people are no longer safe. When our reporter visited Shasha Police Division, the DPO was not around to comment on the matter. Sources at the station said the police have commenced investigation of the incident.

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