NURTW Vice-chairman Killed In Lagos

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Samuel Kayode aka Ekpo Kinkin, a member of the All Progressive Congress Party, APC and Vice Chairman, National Union of Road Transport has been killed in the Agboju area of Lagos.

The deceased had attended the flag off of the party’s local campaign at Oriade Local Development Area, Thursday evening.

Present at the meeting were officials of the party among whom was of the Amuwo Odofin Local Area, Mr Valentine Buraimo.

Eye witnesses said while the meeting was on, a gunshot was heard from the crowd outside.

When those inside the hall rushed out to find out reason for the gunshot, Kayode was found in the pool of blood.

The bullet from the unidentified gunman, as gathered, hit him in the leg.

The tragedy threw the entire premises into disarray as everyone took to their heels.

Kayode was said to have been rushed to the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town, Ojo, where he was confirmed dead.

A member of the party spoke on the condition of anonymity, expressed surprise that a bullet in the leg could claim someone’s life.

Explaining what happened, he said, “Ekpo Kinkin was a very popular person in this area. He was shot, right in Oriade LCDA secretariat, close to Agboju station.

“During the stampede caused by the gunshot, a man suspected to have pulled the trigger, was said to have been seen walking casually out of the premises.

“We have lodged a complaint to the Police. We hope they will fish out Ekpo’s killer,” sources stated.