Unidentified gunmen on Friday killed the deputy chief of staff to the chairman of Oshodi-Isolo local Government, Francis Olagoke Oguntulu at a social event on Adeyemi Street, Oshodi, Lagos.
Reports indicate that several other people were injured with gunshot wounds during the incident.
Oguntulu was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was receiving treatment along with others before he died early today.
Eyewitness accounts revealed that the gunmen came unmasked and shot those at the party at close range. Oguntulu appeared to be the main target as they concentrated on him.
The council chairman, Almaroof-Oloyede, described the death as shocking and highly devastating.
He appealed for calm and asked the people to allow the Police to carry out a thorough investigation of the case.
“We have lost a loyal, jovial, and ever friendly man to the cold hands of death. The death came to us as a rude shock. We appeal to the Lagos Police to unravel the cause of the death and ensure those behind the dastardly act are brought to the book to serve as a deterrent to those planning evil acts.
“As we mourn Goke, I appeal to our party men and women and all residents of our dear council to remain calm as we have asked the Police to investigate the matter. We will never leave any stone unturned in this case. We will work hand in hand with the police during their investigations to unmask those behind the act,” Almaroof-Oloyede said.
Oguntulu’s body has been deposited at the Isolo General Hospital mortuary.