Photo: Jobless Youth Killed While Struggling for Campaign Money

A 25-year-old man, Kingsley Ughala, has been shot dead while
struggling to share the money dashed out by a politician after a rally
of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State.

The incident happened on Friday afternoon in the Gbagada area of the state.

Punch Metro
learnt that Kingsley had followed the APC to a rally and returned with
some group of boys who later besieged the campaign office of the APC
governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, for “settlement.”
Our correspondent was told that after money
was given out to the men, trouble started when a particular group wanted
to pocket the largesse.

In the ensuing scuffle, the Imo State indigene was shot dead.

His corpse was said to have been deposited at the Gbagada General Hospital mortuary.

It was learnt that the police, had however arrested a suspect, Abayomi Ayeni.

A resident of the area, Jegede Johnson, said the victim was killed around 4pm.

He said, “It happened around the APC campaign office in Gbagada.
After they finished their rally for the day, some group of boys returned
to the campaign office for settlement.

“They were given some money to share among themselves.

“A fight broke out when one of the groups wanted to go away with the money.

“The struggle was intense, and at a point one of the groups brought out a gun and shot the guy dead.”

The victim’s father, Samuel, a carpenter, said he had returned from
work in the evening of the fateful day when he learnt his son had been
killed.

“I returned from work at about 9pm and I heard my son was killed. By
that time, it was too late for me to go out so I waited till the
following day which was a Saturday. I reported the matter at the Ifako
Police Station.

“He had just finished his apprenticeship and we were looking for a
job for him when he was killed. He was the third out of my six
children.”

The victim’s elder brother, Chima, said, “I learnt that my brother
was struggling for the money with those boys. When they entered a bus,
they shot and killed him.”

It was gathered that the matter had been transferred to the State
Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, where the suspect was also
being held.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident.

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