Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Motorcyclist stabs security man to death at checkpoint



A motorcycle rider, Shehu Sanni, has allegedly
stabbed a security man, Ibukun Oguntona, to
death in the Okobaba, Oyingbo area of Lagos.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Sanni, who has been
arrested by the police, allegedly killed the security
man when he (Sanni) was stopped at a
checkpoint, and queried over his movement.
Our correspondent learnt that on Wednesday, July
8, at about 10pm, 38-year-old Oguntona was on
a night duty on Abeokuta and Lagos streets,
Oyingbo, when the suspect got to the area.
It was gathered that Sanni’s motorcycle was
faulty, and he was pushing it when the security
man accosted him.
Our correspondent learnt that Oguntona, who
reportedly had an instruction not to allow
motorcycle riders into the area at that time,
demanded to know Sanni’s mission on the street.
It was gathered that the suspect allegedly refused
to answer Oguntona, which made the security
man to hold on to his motocycle. The suspect
was said to have drawn a knife and stabbed
Oguntona in the stomach.
The deceased reportedly raised the alarm, which
alerted his colleague on Tapa Street. He rushed
to the scene and called residents to take
Oguntona to a hospital. The security man
reportedly died on the way.
A police source said Sanni initially fled the scene
with his motorcycle and the blood-stained knife.
He added that the neighbours, however, fished
Sanni out and reported the matter at the Denton
Police Division.
He said, “There were two security men in the
area. Oguntona was on Abeokuta Street while his
colleague was on Tapa Street.
“The security man noticed Sanni coming with his
motorcycle into the area, and he stopped him to
demand an explanation. Instead of answering, the
suspect drew a knife and stabbed the deceased. A
patrol van from the Okobaba Police Post took
Oguntona to the Lagos Island General Hospital,
but he died on the way.
“Sanni ran away, but his neighbours, who learnt
of what happened, brought him to the police at
Denton.”
A resident in the area, who identified himself
simply as Sodiq, said some slums in the area
were being used as hideouts by hoodlums to hide
weapons.
“It is not only knives that these touts carry about.
They have guns. When there is a little argument,
they shoot and escape into their slums. That was
also where Sanni escaped to before he was
arrested.”


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