Owner of 04 Hotel in Ajah, Olarnrewaju Subair, his girlfriend and two others have died as a result of a raid by gunmen who stormed the hotel on Sunday.
Another casualty was one of the gunmen. While several people sustained serious injuries, it was gathered that two people died from a fire outbreak that was caused by intense shooting in the hotel.
Source said there was a fire at the hotel shortly after the shooting.
He said, “The gunmen came for Subair but ended up shooting others in the process. They killed his girlfriend who was with him and then killed two other people. They then shot two others but those ones did not die.
“The shooting caused fire and two customers, who were in another room, were burnt to death. The fire continued to rage so we had no choice but to call on the fire service.”
It was learnt that the matter was reported at the Area J Command but was later transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja.
A police source, who craved anonymity, said the gunmen were probably robbers that were on a revenge mission.
“A notorious armed robber was arrested at the same hotel sometime ago. We are working on the assumption that it was members of his gang that came to the hotel to carry out a revenge mission,” a source said.