Some hoodlums have allegedly shot and killed two brothers and three other persons while they were scrambling for gifts being distributed by some politicians during a political rally in the Ajegunle area of Lagos state.
Before their tragic death, the two brothers resided in the Alayabiagba Street, Boundary, Ajegunle with their parents.
According to Punch, the campaign rally which was organised by a Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, went through Oduduwa and Layinka streets in the area, and moved down to Cemetery Road in Amukoko.
Things turned sour on Layinka Street when some politicians who reportedly came with the candidate began to distribute gifts while the supporters and residents struggled to get their share.
It was in the process that some armed hoodlums attacked the supporters of the candidate killing five persons including two young men of the same parents, identified simply as Abeeb and Idris.
One of the slain siblings, Abeeb, often called Abere died on the spot after being shot twice in the stomach whereas his younger brother Idris died in a private hospital after the attack.
Two other factions of the thugs also reportedly clashed, shooting at one another and vandalising property.
A source from the police on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 revealed that two corpses were brought to the Ajegunle Police Division on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.
He said, “Two dead bodies from the rally were brought to the station by evening. Later, a well known politician showed up to arrange how they would be buried. This morning, we have gone to the Cemetery Market, Ajegunle, to pick up another corpse.”
Another clash was said to have also broken out between two other groups in the area with sporadic gunshots and destruction of property.
One of the victims of the attack simply identified as Ojedokun, the politicians shared mobile phones, pressing irons, among other gift items and the thugs had started shooting at people while the distribution was going on killing six people in the process.
It was learnt that the parents of the deceased, who hailed from Badagry area, had shown up at the station and were planning to come back for the corpse.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, who confirmed the incident said, “The police in Ajegunle recovered two corpses, and the Amukoko division recovered another one.
“The cause of the violence was that some hoodlums again went on a rampage.
“Intense efforts are ongoing to arrest the perpetrators of the violence.”