While vehicles queued to buy fuel at Total Petrol Station on Kano Street, in the Oyingbo area of Lagos State, some hoodlums stormed the area, dragged away a man identified only as Sijuade, and slit his throat. PUNCH Metro learnt that Sijuade, an upholstery artisan, was stabbed in the eyes before the hoodlums killed him. It was gathered that the incident occurred on Friday at about 6am. It was gathered that Sijuade had come with some friends to the filling station to buy fuel in jerrycans. The hoodlums, however, killed him. The attack was said to have caused panic in the area, forcing residents to lock their doors.
A resident on Coates Street, who gave his name as Oyela Sodiq, said the deceased’s elder brother, identified only as Ibikunle, rushed him to a hospital where the youth was confirmed dead. Sodiq added that Sijuade, although a street boy, was a peace-loving resident, who had not had an altercation with any hoodlum in the past.
He said, “It was around 6am on Friday. The guy was well known, and as a street boy, he used his influence to help motorists get fuel. The hoodlums, who might have been on a reprisal, bundled him out of the station. “After a few metres, they began to stab him in the head before they cut his throat. When people saw the young man lying in a pool of blood, they called his elder brother. “His brother brought a tricycle and they rushed him to a hospital. Sadly, he did not survive it. The matter was reported to the police.