by Azubuike Azikiwe
A lady, Oluwabunmi Adeola Oladokun, and an unidentified man, were shot by gunmen on the morning of Friday, 12 September in Orisumbare area of Idimu, Lagos.
Oladokun was on her way to work in Victoria Island around 5:30 a.m, when she got shot and died on the spot.
The identity of the male victim could not be ascertained, but he reportedly 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 determined as at press time, but eyewitness accounts have it that before Oluwabunmi was shot, people in the neighbourhood heard her shout for help.
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, while lamenting the state of insecurity in the country and urged the government to improve security because people are no longer safe.
Meanwhile, the Divisional Police officer of Shasha Police Division, was not available to comment on the matter, while the police is believed to have commenced investigation into the shooting.