NURTW, Toyin Adeniji.he Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the commencement of an investigation into the death of the Chieftain of the National Union of the Road Transport Workers,
Adeniji was reportedly shot dead by suspected cultists in the Agege area of the State.
It was gathered that the deceased was at the front of his house at Oyewole Road, Agege when the gunmen invaded the area and shot him at close range.
The 47 –year-old deceased was in the company of six of his friends, outside of the PDP chieftain’s house in Agege, when some hooded-armed men casually walked past them and shot sporadically.
Policemen from Area ‘G’’ Ogba have cordoned off the area while the case has been transferred to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
Police Public Relations Officer- Lagos State Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, when asked in a phone call about the incident, said “I can confirm that to you.”
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that Adeniji was shot dead on Monday night in front of Sarumi’s Oyewole Street opposite Sarumi’s house residence in Agege.
According to residents in the area, the late Toyin and six of his friends were sitting opposite Sarumi’s house at about 9:00 pm when the incident happened.
A resident who does not want his name in print said that “on the day of the incident, Adeniji and some of the friends were sitting opposite Sarumi’s house when the assailant who was on the mask, walked past them, simultaneously turned back and opened fire.
The resident revealed that suspecting something was wrong, they all scampered for safety, but Adeniji was not as lucky as others, as he was shot in the head, and died on the spot.
Meanwhile, seven persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of Adeniji, who was a foster son of the former Minister of Communication and former Deputy National Chairman, South/West zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Dapo Sarumi.