Nigeria: Robbery in Ikotun: 25-year-old shot in the eye

Nigeria: Robbery in Ikotun: 25-year-old shot in the eye

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria

LAGOS – The parents of Opeyemi Ogunrin, a 25-year-old resident of Ikotun who was shot dead during a daytime robbery, have lamented the financial cost of their son’s eye surgery.

Vanguard learned that Opeyemi was attacked by armed robbers and suffered a gunshot wound to one eye. He was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery on his eye.

Speaking to Vanguard, Opeyemi’s father, Ogunrin Oluwole, explained: Unfortunately, my son was one of the victims and a bullet hit him in the left eye. He is currently undergoing treatment at Dayspring Specialist Hospital, Ikotun.”

Meanwhile, an open letter from the chairmen of four Community Development Associations (CDAs) to Governor Babatunde Sanwo-Olu and the troubled residents reads: It is written as follows: A vast area from Isheri Olofin roundabout to Igando market. Within Alimosho Local Government Area of ​​Lagos State.

“This includes several housing estates such as Diamond Estate, Greenland Estate, Good Homes Estate, Iroko Estate and Home Foundation Estate.”

“Unfortunately, criminal activity is currently We are witnessing an unprecedented increase in brazen attacks on innocent citizens by kidnappers and armed robbers in broad daylight. This alarming situation has been occurring over the past two weeks and is deeply disturbing to us.

“Incidents of violence and crime have been reported not only in our housing complexes, but also on main roads, bus stops and the Odo Elan Market on Governors Road. Notably, recent occurrences include kidnappings and armed robberies in Green Land Estate and abduction at Lanre bus stop, where the victim was forcibly taken from his vehicle, leaving his abandoned car by the roadside with its headlights on. This incident occurred between 7:30p.m and 8p.m.

“Another alarming case was on Salvation Army Street, off Governor`s Road, where eyewitnesses reported that a group of criminal elements, numbering about six, riding on two motorbikes, each carrying three individuals, dispossessed innocent citizens of their valuables, including cash and mobile phones.”

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