The Lagos State Police Command has commenced an investigation into the murder of Muyiwa Opaleye, the son of a former military administrator of Ondo State, Brig.Gen. Ekundayo Opaleye.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the killers of the victim 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 Sport Utility Vehicle, which they parked on an adjoining street.
The men then went for the victim in the crowd, as they 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.
The police spokesman, Bala, 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.
Bala said, “On Wednesday, around 1pm, there was a distress call from Adekunle Kuye Street, Aguda that one Muyiwa Opaleye, who lives 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 mortuary for autopsy. Investigations ongoing.”