A Lagos white cap chief and the Onimole of Lagos, Chief Kayode Adeshina, 73, has been shot dead, by unidentified gunmen.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Chief Adeshina was killed at 3 a.m today in his palace at 5, onimole Palace, Iga Idugaran Street, Isale Eko, Lagos Island, southwest Nigeria.
One of his children who was in the palace when he was killed, Oyindamola Ikuforiji disclosed that the gunmen came around 3 a.m and went straight to Chief Adeshina’s room..
“They held him down and pointed a gun at his head, and asked him for money but he told them that he doesn’t have money but his phone.
“They took the phone and shot him. Baba was shouting for help as he bleed but nobody came to his rescue. I was scared, I couldn’t do anything.I was transfixed, the men were shouting at me and my sister. We couldn’t do anything.
“When they were going, they shut all the doors and took the keys away. They later came back to see Baba bleeding and left.
“By the time helpers came and forced the door open, Baba had lost so much blood.
“When we took him to a private hospital, doctors confirmed him dead, adding that he had lost so much blood,” the lady narrated.
The eldest daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Mosaku Abiola also told P.M.NEWS that she cannot say whether her father’s killing had to do with murder or robbery.
She said police investigation will determine that. But she confirmed that her grandmother’s clothes were taken away by the gunmen.
As at the time of filing this report, sympathisers and traditional title holders in Lagos, including the Obanikoro of Lagos, were in the palace of the deceased consoling members of his family.