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Manhunt Begins After A Man Shot And Killed Kayode Oloruntoba Over Shawarma

Police in Lagos have launched a manhunt for an unidentified killer on the run in Lagos.

The suspect shot one Kayode Oloruntoba in the stomach at a Shawarma joint in Alagbado, Lagos.

Efforts to save Oloruntoba by some good Samaritans, including his friend, Kazeem Okikiola, proved abortive, as he died.

CANDIIDONLINE gathered that one Okikiola on Friday, September 11, went to Avid Bar at Alagbado to buy Shawarma and called Oloruntoba, the deceased,  to join him.

While waiting for the Shawarma seller to attend to him, Okikiola began an argument with another customer, who also wanted to buy the snacks.

The argument, which centred on who should be served first, however, degenerated into an altercation and out of annoyance, the suspect left the spot, entered his car and drove away.

A few minutes later, Kayode Oloruntoba met Okikiola at the spot and while they waited for the Shawarma, the suspect reportedly returned, brought out a gun and shot in the direction of the two friends.

The bullet hit Oloruntoba in the stomach, while the suspect fled.

A resident, who identified himself as Chinedu, said the suspect mistakenly shot the 35-year-old.

“He actually thought that he shot the person (Okikiola) he argued with.

Unfortunately, the bullet hit the wrong person. Immediately, the suspect got back into his car and drove away,” he added.

Another resident, Seyifunmi Akinola, said a native doctor assisted in removing the bullet from Oloruntoba’s body.

However, wounded man died as good samaritans rushed him to hospital for further treatment.

Akinola said, “Immediately the incident happened, his friends rushed Kayode Oloruntoba to the Merit Hospital. But the doctors there rejected him, because the friends had no police report.

They later referred Kayode Oloruntoba to the General Hospital, Otta, Ogun State, where medical experts cleaned him up. They later transferred the wounded man to the General Hospital in Abeokuta.

“But instead of taking him to Abeokuta, they took him to a native doctor to remove the bullet from his body and returned him to the General Hospital in Otta, but he was rejected. He died on the way to another hospital.”

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