Suspected land grabbers allegedly shot dead a four-year-old, Abdulmalik, in Eredo area of Epe, Lagos State, Newsbreak reports.
According to the slain boy’s father, Kazeem Rahman, he worked on a faulty vehicle owned by one of his clients on the premises of Olorode Hotel, owned by a businessman, Wahab Bello, in Ipoka area of Epe on April 15.
After repairing the vehicle, Kazeem said he and his son went for a test drive and he used the opportunity to visit a pig and fish farm he was managing for Bello.
The now-bereaved parent said he was feeding the pigs and fishes when suspected land grabbers, led by a man identified as ‘Ope 50’, stormed the premises.
The hoodlums, upon sighting them, were said to have opened fire, adding that he fled the premises.
In the process, his son died, and the hoodlums also set ablaze two vehicles.
“I was about to feed the pigs when the land grabbers stormed the farm. Most of them wore masks except Ope 50, Bankoly, Seven-Seven, T-9, and Baba Amowe. Immediately they saw me, they started shooting at me and I ran for my life,” Kazeem explained Punch.
“As I made my way into the bush, they pursued me, but I was able to navigate my way to Odosonoye town in Epe. I quickly called Bello and told him to inform the police as my son was still on the farm.
“After a while, I left Odosonoye town and went back to Eredo, where a friend took me to Bello, who took me to the Noforija Police Station. We, alongside some policemen, went to the farm. But on the way, I was told that the land grabbers killed my son and burnt two vehicles.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.
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