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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

25-Year-old DeeJay Shot Dead In Lagos

Culled from Punch.

The residents of Bank Olemoh Street,Surulere, Lagos, were terrified on
Monday when two gunmen shot dead Olamide George, a 25-year-old deejay.
According to eyewitnesses, the assassination was carried out at about
2pm while George was with friends under a tree, popularly known as Abe
Igi.
It was learnt that just before his murder, George reportedly answered
a phone call, and the callerrequested to know where he was. George
answered that he was at Abe Igi.
George's father, Mr. Gbolahan George, said, "I was told that the
assassins were four and were in Keke Maruwa (tricycle). They parked at
the entrance of the street; two gotdown and walked to where Olamide
was sitting with his friends. The one with the gun did not know him,
so the other person who accompanied him pointed at Olamide.
"Immediately Olamide was identified, he was shot in the head and the chest."
"I was called around 2:30pm and was told that my son's body was at the
morgue in Lagos University TeachingHospital. He was declared dead on
arrival at the hospital. I reported the case at Area C Police
Command."
Gbolahan George said his son was not of a dubious character.
"He is a DJ, and not a scammer. And he is very gentle and pleasant. He
wanted to write JAMB and get into Lagos State University.
"Olamide was also about to wed his girlfriend, Yetunde Adeyeri, who is
five months pregnant before his untimely death. And that was why I
gave him N500,000 to rent a one-room self-contained apartment at Apapa
Road."
Our correspondent saw family members cleaning blood stains from
Olamide's Golf Volkswagen car with number plate, LND 879 AG.
The Chairman of CDA, Bank Olemoh Street, Mr. Wilson Ojei, said, "I
know Lamide as an easy young man trying to survive. Nobody had any
complaints about him except for the occasional youthful exuberance,
which is common among other young men in the community. From
indications, the attack was not from within the community; the
assassins were outsiders.
"We have been instructed by the police to cut the tree at Abe Igi."
The police spokesperson, Lagos State, Ms. Ngozi Braide confirmed
theincident. She said, "The case was reported to Area C Police
Command. We are investigating the killing and Ican assure you that
reasonable arrest has been made."