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Alowonle Asekun, the Treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in  Jibowu-Yaba, Lagos, has been murdered.

The NURTW leader was murdered on Friday by some hoodlums while he was on his way out of Ajasa-Lamberu Street in a Grammar School at Ikorodu.

According to Punch, the suspected killers accosted him in front of First Atlantic School and shot him, causing panic in the area.

“I was in my wife’s shop when the incident happened,” an eyewitness, Akeem Adepoju told Punch.

Another eyewitness said: “Before the hoodlums carried out the attack on the man, I observed that about four boys, who wore fez caps, parked their motorcycles and walked around our street for over one hour.

“Around 2 pm, Asekun was on his way out when they attacked him and shot him three times till he died.

“Immediately they killed him, they took his wristwatch, phone and emptied his pocket. Later on, the patrol vehicle of the Onyabo Vigilante Group came to carry his remains.”

According to a member of the NURTW in the branch, Shehu Kazeem, “Immediately the incident happened, we realized that [some] police officers had been stationed in the Ereko area.

“At first, I didn’t know what was going on, until someone called me with a hidden number to inform me that we should go and carry Asekun’s corpse.

“I went to the place where he was murdered and confirmed what they said. I really can’t explain how I felt when I saw his corpse. His death was very painful.”

The police, who confirmed the incident, noted that two persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.