A member of the All Progressive Congress Party, APC, and Vice Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Samuel Kayode, popularly known as Ekpo Kinkin, was been shot dead at Agboju area of Lagos.
He had attended the flag-off of the party’s local government campaign at Oriade Local Development Area, on Thursday evening.
Top officials were present at the meeting of the party among whom was Chairman of the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Mr. Valentine Buraimo.
One of the witnesses said;
“While the meeting was on, a gunshot was heard from the crowd outside. When those inside the hall rushed out to find out the reason for the gunshot, Kayode was found in the pool of his own blood.
“The bullet from the unknown gunman hit him in the leg. The incident threw the entire premises into disarray as everyone took to their heels.
“He was rushed to the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town, Ojo, where he was later confirmed dead,” he said.
Another witness also said;
“Ekpo Kinkin was a very popular person in this area. He was shot, right in the Oriade LCDA secretariat, close to the Agboju police station.
“During the stampede caused by the gunshot, a man suspected to have pulled the trigger was said to have been seen walking casually out of the premises.
“We have lodged a complaint to the Police. We hope they will fish out Ekpo’s killer.”