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APC Chieftain Assassinated In Lagos While Sharing Sallah Gifts

Gunmen suspected to be assassins, yesterday, shot dead a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Shalewa Daramola, at Festac Town, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The deceased, said to be in his 40s, was killed in front of the party’s secretariat located at 3rd Avenue, ‘K’ Close, House 12 Festac Town, where members of his party were sharing Sallah gift.

Daramola, who was the party’s Assistant Treasurer in Amuwo Odofin, was said to have stepped out to check his car, when one of the gunmen, in his 20s, emerged from an adjoining close and accosted him, demanding for money.

Apparently thinking the stranger was a beggar, Daramola was said to have told him he had no money.

The gunman was said to have shot Daramola four times at close range in the chest and, thereafter, jumped onto a waiting motorbike.
Time was 1.12p.m. Nothing was reportedly taken from him.

Daramola was said to have been rushed to the Local Government Primary Health Centre, from where he was referred to another hospital at Festac Town.

Vanguard gathered that he died on the way to the hospital.

Spokesman for Lagos State Police Command, Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the killing, saying the command had commenced investigation.

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