15th April, 2014
Armed robbers raided Ifedayo Estate in Ajuwon, a suburb of Ogun State, southwest Nigeria, killing a resident identified as Ahmed Balogun. The robbers also injured other resdients during the raid that took place in the early hours of Tuesday.
Mr. Tajudeen Kasali, one of the victims of the robbery attack who resides at 29, Adebayo Oduntola Drive in the estate, told our reporter that the robbers arrived the estate around 2a.m. and were robbing from house to house when one of the residents called Baba Alhaja, who coordinates security in the estate, to inform him about the robbery.
According to Kasali, Baba Alhaja called the police but before the police got to the estate, Ahmed Balogun who resides at 27 Adebayo Oduntola Drive had been killed by the robbers.
“When the robbers came to my house they broke the front door and robbed my children who were sleeping in the first room before they forced my door open and asked me why I did not open the door by myself .
“Before I knew what was happening, they used a rod to hit my head. All my children’s money, phones and jewellery were collected. But I still thank God that nobody was killed except my neighbour,” Kasali explained.
Narrating how Balogun was killed this morning, Kasali said as soon as Balogun came out of his house he was shot once.
“One of the robbers said ‘kill him’ and he was shot the second time, which means the robbers knew him,” Kasali said.
Another resident who craved for anonymity, appealed to the Area Commander in charge of Sango Police Area Command, Mr. Titilayo Kayode, and the Ogun State Police Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Okoye, to provide adequate security for residents of the estate.
When P.M.NEWS visited Ajuwon Police Station Tuesday morning, some of the victims were seen writing statements about the attack.