A Lagos white cap Chief and the Onimole of Lagos, Chief Kayode Adeshina, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen.
It was gathered that Chief Adeshina, 73, was killed around 3a.m on Thursday in his palace at the Onimole Palace, 5 Iga
Idugaran Street, Isale Eko, Lagos Island.
Narrating the incident, one of his children, Oyindamola Ikuforiji, who was in the palace when the incident occurred, said that the gunmen came around 3a.m and went straight to her father’s room.
“They held him down and pointed a gun at his head, and asked him for money but he told them that he doesn’t have money but his phone.
“They took the phone and shot him. Baba was shouting for help as he bleed but nobody came to his rescue. I was scared, I couldn’t do anything.I was
transfixed, the men were shouting at me and my sister. We couldn’t do anything.
“When they were going, they shut all the doors and took the keys away. They later came back to see Baba bleeding and left.
“By the time helpers came and forced the door open, Baba had lost so much blood.
“When we took him to a private hospital, doctors confirmed him dead and that he had lost so much blood,” the lady narrated.
The eldest daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Mosaku Abiola, described the incident as shocking and unfortunate. She said she could not understand the motive behind the gruesome killing of her father, adding that police investigation will reveal such.
She however confirmed that her grandmother’s clothes were taken away by the gunmen.
Sympathisers and traditional title holders in Lagos including the Obanikoro of Lagos, were at Adeshina’s palace to condole with members of his family.