One killed as gunmen attack JAMB officials in Lagos hotel


Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

By Moses Omorogieva

One person was shot dead by gunmen who robbed officials the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) at Mabila Hotel in Ikorodu, Lagos State in the early hours of Wednesday

Lagos Police Command spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the person that was killed was a gate of the hotel simply identified as Peter.

He said the Peter was trying to stop the robbers from escaping after they have robbed the guests before he was shot dead b the criminals.

Hundeyin said the JAMB officials have been relocated to a safer place.

The PPRO said, “One Prof. Odunsi, an official of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) who lodged at the hotel was robbed of his two phones, one HP Laptop and N20,000 cash.

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“Similarly, two female officials of JAMB, who lodged at the hotel, were robbed of their phones and jewellery,” he said.

He explained that the gateman was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he later died, adding that the corpse had been deposited at the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary.

Hundeyin said that the police got a distress call at about 2.40 a.m. on Wednesday that some hoodlums had invaded the hotel located at No. 60, Omodisu St., Asolo-Owutu, Agric area in Ikorodu.

He said that based on the call, the police from Owutu Division went to the place immediately, adding that when the hoodlums sighted the police van coming, they all fled in a Lexus SUV.

“The Commissioner of Police for Lagos State, CP Abiodun Alabi, has assured that no stone will be left unturned. He has ordered a serious manhunt for the suspects,” he said.

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