Barber Shot Dead By Gunmen


A 28-year old barber, Mr. Samson Adeyemi Togbobo has been shot dead inside his shop by unidentified gunmen.

The tragedy, according to an eyewitness, happened at the deceased’s residence where the shop is also located at 19, Kunte Ogunbela Street, Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

A source said the victim, popularly called Yemi, was busy barbing a customer’s hair when the gunmen attacked him and shot him at close range. He died instantly.

When P.M.NEWS visited the deceased’s family house where the incident happened at about 8 p;.m. on Sunday, the residents of the area were mourning him.

The mother of the victim, Madam Tugbobo sat down on the bare floor of the sitting room while sympathisers surrounded her.

The late Yemi Tugbogbo was married and had two daughters.

Neighbours described him as an easy going gentleman who could hardly hurt a fly.

A community leader in the area, Hon. Mathew Adesanya expressed shock at the news of Yemi’s death.

He said the victim was his barber and was a well behaved gentleman who lived peacefully with his neighbours.

Adesanya prayed that God should console the bereaved family.

The incident has been reported at the Shagamu Road Police Station and the corpse of the deceased has been removed and deposited at the Ikorodu General Hospital morgue for autopsy.

—Debo Adejayan

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