A security guard, Azeez Ibrahim who works for Mambillah Hotel (pictured) at Agric Road in Ikorodu area of Lagos has shot dead a female student of Babcock University, Busayo Ogunkoya.
The unfortunate incident according to Punch happened two Saturdays ago, July 5, at the hotel during a birthday shindig.
It was learnt that 22-year-old Ogunkoya was invited to the party by her boyfriend but unfortunately she met her untimely death at the occasion as she was shot by the guard who was heavily drunk.
Sources said, “The incident happened on Saturday night when Busayo and her friends were having a party.
“She did not know the person celebrating, but she was invited to the party by her boyfriend.
“The party was going on fine until the security man, who was holding a gun which he claimed he had seized from some robbers, mishandled the gun and fired a bullet which hit Busayo. The guard was said to be drunk.”
It was gathered that the bullet lodged in the neck region of the victim.
She was said to have been rushed to a private hospital in the area where she was confirmed dead.
Policemen from the Owutu Police Division were said to have arrived at the scene and arrested the guard, the assistant manager of the hotel and the victim’s boyfriend.
Since the incident, Mambillah, which is one of the popular hotels in the Ikorodu has bore a gloomy look. The hotel had been shut to guests and no music had been played during the daytime as was the practice.
A large number of security officials was also said to have been deployed in the hotel to prevent attack from aggrieved youths.
The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Lelma Kolle, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident.
He said the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, for investigation.
Kolle said, “Yes the incident happened. The girl was in the hotel and the security man opened fire on her. Nobody knows his reason for doing that. The police have arrested the assistant manager of the hotel, the deceased’s boyfriend and the security man. The case has been transferred to the SCID.”