The Treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Jibowu-Yaba Branch, Alowonle Asekun was murdered by unknown hoodlums in Lagos State on Friday, February 8, 2019.
According to Punchng, one of the eyewitnesses said the hoodlums trailed Asekun to the area and shot him three times while on his way out of Ajasa-Lamberu Street in the Grammar School area.
Another witness, a taxi driver said, “I was in my wife’s shop when the incident happened. Before the hoodlums carried out the attack on the man, I observed that about four boys, who wore fez caps, parked their motorcycles and walked around our street for over one hour. Around 2pm, Asekun was on his way out when they attacked him and shot him three times till he died. Immediately they killed him, they took his wristwatch, phone and emptied his pocket. Later on, the patrol vehicle of the Onyabo Vigilante Group came to carry his remains.”
Meanwhile, a member of the NURTW in the branch, Shehu Kazeem, said, “Immediately the incident happened, we realised that police officers had been stationed in the Ereko area. At first, I didn’t know what was going on, until someone called me with a hidden number to inform me that we should go and carry Asekun’s corpse. I went to the place where he was murdered and confirmed what they said. I really can’t explain how I felt when I saw his corpse. His death was very painful.”
However, the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti confirmed the incident adding that two people have been arrested in connection with the crime.
He further said that the state Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Mu’azu, has transferred the case to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, for further investigation.