Gunmen who disguised as customers, have shot dead a fashion designer in the Itu-Nla, Ikorodu area of Lagos State as local residents scamper for safety.
A fashion designer named Segun Sowemimo, has been shot dead on Saturday around 12pm in the Itu-Nla, Ikorodu area of Lagos State by some unknown gunmen, who disguised as customers.
According to a report by Punch Metro, pandemonium were reported in the community when the four assailants who also brought a big stone in a polytene bag, shot sporadically after leaving Segun’s shop, forcing residents to scamper to safety.
Speaking to a correspondent on Monday, Segun’s younger brother, Abiodun, said the gunmen warned his brother’s apprentice in the shop to cooperate, or else they would also kill her, adding that the police had yet to arrest any suspect after the incident was reported at the Igbogbo Police Division.
He said, “It was exactly at 20 minutes to 12pm that we heard the gunshots. My brother was in his shop. He was working when the four men walked in like customers, and pointed guns at him.
“There was a woman and a little girl in the shop with him. The gunmen warned the woman that if she made any noise, they would kill her and the girl. After killing my brother, they started shooting into the air.
“Segun was married with two children. His wife and children have been taken to a safe place. He grew up in this compound and had been working here for as long as I can remember. The assailants walked in like customers.”
Also speaking to a reporter, the woman, who was in the shop, said, “The four men had guns. One of them also carried a big stone in a polythene bag. As they shot Segun, they hit his head with the stone.”
It was gathered that last week, there were cult clashes and killings in Itu Nla, Anibaba, Allison and Oba Ale areas of Ikorodu.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the police recorded one death. “There was a cult clash in the area, which led to the death of one. The police are on the trail of the culprits,” she said.