Officers of the Ijeshatedo Police Station in Surulere, Lagos, have arrested the owner of Queens Victory Guest House identified as Kingsley for allegedly shooting a lodger over argument on N4500 accommodation bill.
The hotel is located in Ijeshatedo, Surulere, Lagos.
The hotelier was also said to have shot two other male residents in the metropolis in their legs and scrotum.
According to a resident, Bolade Alade, trouble started between the hotel owner and the lodger when the lodger complained about the poor working condition of the air conditioner in his room.
He said, “The male lodger complained about the air conditioner in his room not working perfectly to the owner of the Guest house.
“He told him that he was not going to pay the N4500 accommodation bill for the room because their service delivery was not satisfactory.
“This was what angered the hotelier owner and they started an argument which led to him bringing out his pump action and started shooting.
“In the process, the lodger was hit and two other male residents also sustained gun injuries.
“The entire community was thrown into chaos. It took the timely intervention of one of the aides of the Itire-Ikate LCDA, Comrade Ayo Oshodi and the vigilance group of the LCDA to douse the already brewed tension.”
Another resident, Emmanuel Solomon, narrated how two victims of the gun shot sustained injuries in their leg and scrotum.
He said, “The hotelier also shot two people in the legs and scrotum.
“We had to get police report before the victims could be treated at the hospital. No hospital would want to treat them without the police report. The hotelier shot them in his legs and his scrotum. One of the victims was crippled even his walking aid was affected also.”
In his swift response to the distressed calls from some residents, Special Adviser to the Executive Chairman of Itire-Ikate LCDA, Comrade Ayo Oshodi, described the act as wicked.
He said, “I was informed about the incident. Its so unfortunate. Immediately I was informed, I briefed the Executive Chairman and on his instruction, I alerted the DPO at Ijesha police station.
“The DPO deployed his men to the hotel while I cautioned the angry youths who had gathered to attack on the suspect.
“With the efforts of the Itire-Ikate Vigilante known as the JTF, we were able to douse the already brewed tension in the community before the arrival of the police.”
The victims were rushed to Iwalewa Hospital located at Erelu Danisa Street off Adeshina Street, Ijeshatedo, Lagos.
The suspect has been arrested and taken into custody by police officers from Ijeshatedo police station with a promise that the case would not be swept under the carpet.
This is not the first time the hotelier would be terrorising and shooting at innocent and unarmed residents in the area. He was notoriously known for carrying pump action and shooting residents at the slightest provocation.
The Executive Chairman is doing everything within his power to ensure that the district is safe and secured for all residents therefore no act of lawlessness either by an individual or group will be tolerated by the Hon Ahmed Olanrewaju Apatira led administration.”
Meanwhile, the officer-in-charge of the case, Inspector Ebenezer has assured that case will be thoroughly investigated and justice served accordingly.
Hoodlums Vandalise Police Station, Bank Over Scarcity Of Naira Notes, Petrol In Ibadan [VIDEO]
Hoodlums, on Friday, vandalised a police station in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
According to DAILY POST, a Wema Bank branch opposite the police station was also vandalised.
The police station, located at Agodi Gate area, was vandalised during a protest in Ibadan.
Recall that some angry Nigerians protested the ongoing scarcity of new naira notes and petrol.
Some of the areas where protests were staged included Agodi Gate, Idi Ape and Iwo Road.
There were also pockets of protests in areas like Olodo, Monatan and Iyana Church.
DAILY POST learnt from multiple sources that hoodlums took advantage of the protests to vandalise the police station and the bank at Agodi Gate.
Watch video below:
Tension In Delta As Protests Rock Warri
Warri, Delta State, was under tension as protests rocked the city forcing banks to abruptly shut down operations.
The protesters besieged the entrance of the United Bank for Africa and Union Bank for Africa located near Main Market, Warri, as they burnt tyres along the ever-busy roads to register their frustration, causing heavy gridlock.
The protesters, mainly market women, youths and elders had barricaded major roads in protest over the hardship caused by the scarcity of the new naira notes as well as the hike in petrol prices.
Some of the roads barricaded include the Warri-Sapele Road and NPA Expressway. The protesters marched to the Delta State Rainbow Television, Edjeba, to register their grievances.
The peaceful protesters, bearing placards and chanting “our fish dey spoil, our food dey rotten,” said they found it difficult to make withdrawals from their bank accounts.
They said they were unable to sell their goods in the past few days due to the cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the scarcity of the redesigned naira notes.
Man Dies Inside Bank In Delta
A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a bank in Agbor, Delta State.
According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.
Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”
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