A University of Lagos (UNILAG) graduate of Business Administration, Yusuff Elegushi, who was playing the role of a Good Samaritan, has been shot dead by a gang of hoodlums at Alaguntan community. The deceased was said to be planning his 26th birthday celebration and was until his death, the chairman of Building Materials Suppliers in Alaguntan Village in Ajah area of Lagos State.
Elegushi was reportedly trying to save the life of a certain Dodo, who had earlier been shot by hoodlums led by one Wasiu, when he was shot. The father of the deceased Chief Murtala Elegushi, explained that his son was shot in the chest at close range and died on the way to Yaba General Hospital, where he was being rushed to. He appealed to the state commissioner of police and the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode to urgently bring killers of his son to book.
According Chief Elegushi, the runaway hoodlums, and their leader, Wasiu had last week Thursday invaded Alaguntan area of Ajah to avenge an alleged assault on their leader a day before. It was gathered that Wasiu had a misunderstanding with Dodo on Wednesday, resulting in a clash, which led to Wasiu being injured in the jaw.
The father narrated that “As the hoodlums emerged from nowhere, one of them was said to have brought his pistol and shot at one of the boys at the site, thinking it was Dodo and they ran to hide. “My son who knew nothing about the incident, walked innocently to the scene to save the man and was also shot by the same person who shot earlier. My son was confirmed dead on arrival at the hospital.”
He said the matter was reported at Ogombo Police Station, where three members of the gang were arrested and the matter transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti.
- Nigerian Tribune