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Police hunt for motor-boy’s killer


Nigerian Police

The Ogun State police command has launched a manhunt for a suspected soldier who allegedly shot a man dead simply because a truck was not well-packed.

According to an eyewitness, a motor-boy, identified as Aro, was shot dead shortly after his boss left him in their truck packed at a carwash centre in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

It was gathered that the shooter had also brought an unmarked Toyota Sienna car to the car-wash centre near Sam Ewang Estate, in Abeokuta.


“After washing his car, he complained that the fuel tanker the boy was working on had blocked his passage,” the eyewitness said. He then approached the motor-boy and asked him to look for his boss to remove the truck for him to drive out.

“The trailer with registration number TTD 456XA and the inscription – NIPCO, was also brought for washing, and it was waiting for a parking space. The‎ driver was said to have taken a stroll within the vicinity, when the gunman approached the motor-boy sitting inside the truck.

“Aro was said to be pacifying the man but to the shock of the everyone at the centre, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the motor-boy in the heart region at a close range, resulting in instant death. He then ran away with his car.”

It was gathered that the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu, promptly visited the crime scene and mandated his men to find the killer.

Meanwhile, some human rights lawyers and activists in the state have expressed dismay over the cold-blooded murder, and have volunteered to pursue the matter until the victim’s family gets justice.


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