A hoodlum, identified as Adedeji, popularly known as Skye, is currently on the run after allegedly shooting a lady, Halima Abowaba, to death on Abeokuta Street, behind the Agege Stadium, in the Agege Local Government Area of Lagos State.
This publication learnt that Adedeji, alongside other hoodlums, were celebrating the victory of a political party when he suddenly brought out a gun and started shooting indiscriminately.
One of the stray bullets was said to have hit Halimat’s lap, who was in front of her mother’s drinking joint along the street.
A resident identified as Gbenga Samuel, during an interview with PUNCH said Halima was rushed to the Ifako Ijaiye Teaching Hospital but medical workers, after assessing the degree of the injury sustained, referred her to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
However, the 27-year-old lady died on Sunday morning due to excessive bleeding as the bullet shattered her lap.
Samuel added that Adedeji had gone into hiding after perpetrating the crime.
Samuel said: “One of the political thugs in Agege named Adedeji, aka Skye, while celebrating the victory of his party on election day, started shooting indiscriminately and one of the stray bullets hit a lady, Halimat Abowaba, in her lap.
“Adedeji was drunk when he started shooting. The incident happened around 6pm and the lady was rushed to the Ifako Ijaiye Teaching Hospital, when they got there, she was referred to the LASUTH but the lady died in the early hours of Sunday. Halimat died because she lost a lot of blood. The bullet shattered her lap.
“Her mother runs a beer parlour. I am speaking out because in cases like this, politicians will do everything to sweep it under the carpet, especially because this is an election period. I am not sure the family reported the matter to the police.
“Adedeji has been on the run; the incident that claimed the life of the lady happened around 6pm and a lot of people witnessed it. Adedeji was the only armed person among all those political thugs celebrating the victory of the party on the day of the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday.”
Also speaking, the bereaved mother said she had accepted her daughter’s death as the will of God, adding that no explanation will bring back her daughter.
She said: “Please, we don’t have anything to do or say. It is God that will judge them. All the explanations you want me to narrate cannot bring back my dead daughter. Whatever we do, it cannot bring Halima back. I leave everything to God”