Sunday 17 May 2020

Son Of Former Ondo Governor General Opaleye’s Son, Muyiwa Murdered In Lagos As Police Begin Hunt For Killers

Ondo ex-governor's son shot dead by gunmen – Blitziknewsplus

The Lagos State Police Command has started an investigation into the murder of Muyiwa Opaleye, son of a former military administrator of Ondo State, Brig-Gen Ekundayo Opaleye.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the victim’s killers would be brought to book.

The 40-year-old Muyiwa, who lived in Victoria Island, Lagos, was reported to have been trailed to a joint at Aguda, Surulere, where he was hanging out with some friends.

The assailants said to be about four in number, reportedly arrived in the area in a Sports Utility Vehicle, which they parked on an adjoining street.

They were said to have trekked to the joint through a bush path.

The men then went for the victim in the crowd and rained bullets on him.

In the commotion that followed, the group of friends ran in different directions as the late Muyiwa was left in a pool of his blood.

He was later rushed to a hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

Elkana said the deceased was suspected to have had issues with some people.

He also noted that the victim tried to escape, but was chased by the assailants and shot dead.

Elkana said, “On Wednesday, around 1pm, there was a distress call from Adekunle Kuye Street, Aguda, that one Muyiwa Opaleye, who lived at V/I Lagos was trailed to Aguda and when he reached No 29, Adekunle Kuye Street, Aguda, the victim rushed out of his car and ran through a footpath.

“But his assailants chased him and gunned him down. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead. It is suspected that he must have had issues with some people. The corpse has been removed to the mortuary for autopsy. Investigations ongoing.”

All of Opaleye’s friends allegedly abandoned him save for one identified as Kunle, who ran back to save him.

He was said to have lifted him up, taken him to his (Opaleye’s) Honda City Sedan car and rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors confirmed him dead on arrival.

Unfortunately for Kunle, the Police at Soloki Station, Aguda invited him for interrogation. He was eventually detained and moved him to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti as a suspect.

Opaleye worked with a sporting outfit called City Sports and lived at Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island but frequented Surulere where he had a lot of friends who took to social media to mourn his death.

Already, homicide detectives at SCIID have commenced investigation to unearth the culprits just as Okpaleye’s friends who were at the joint were being trailed to get their accounts of the incident.

A source said Kunle was being held because no one has corroborated his account of the incident, adding there was a need for others present at the joint to come forward and state the facts.

It was learnt others who were there might have gone into hiding for fear that the assassination might be cult-related, giving the recurring gang wars within Surulere that has seen two other persons killed in a similar manner since last December.

Police spokesman Bala Elkana could not be reached for comments at the time of this report as several calls to his telephone were not answered.

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