Armed Men allegedly kill man in Lagos

One Mr Jeremiah Benson has been killed by suspected armed gang suspected to be cultists in Tolu area of Olodi-Apapa, Lagos State.

According to the PUNCH, Mr Jeremiah Benson who served as a casino attendant was stabbed to death on his neck and head after the hoodlums had used a rope to tie his hands to his back in his shop.

His remains were found in a pool of blood by his neighbours the next day

One of the neighbours identified as Idris narrated how it happened saying, “When I got to the area around 7am, I saw a crowd at the front of the shop on Tolu Road. I started asking people what happened and heard someone say Benson was killed. A hairdresser, whose shop is beside the Hot Fun Casino shop, was also in tears.

“I rushed inside the casino shop and saw him in a pool of blood. His hands were tied to the back as they used sharp objects to stab his neck and head. Blood was everywhere in the shop, but there was no sign that there was a struggle as the shop was not scattered.

“The incident happened on New Year’s Eve. The case was reported at the Tolu Police Station and policemen visited the crime scene. Benson’s corpse was later deposited in a mortuary in Yaba. Benson was a casino attendant; I think the police also invited the owner of the casino, one Adebayo, and he gave statements.”

Idris said Adebayo was detained because despite running a 24-hour business, he did not provide adequate security for his employees.

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