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Fashion designer gunned down by unknown assailants who posed as clients



Fashion designer gunned down by unknown assailants who posed as clients

A group of unknown gunmen who posed as customers snuffed life out of Segun Sowemimo, a fashion designer when he was shot dead in the Itu-Nla, Ikorodu area of Lagos State causing panic in the area.

Reports say the gunmen numbering up to four killed Segun at his shop located at Lemo compound on Saturday around 12pm and thereafter, the assailants murdered a mechanic, whose name had yet to be ascertained at Allison Street, which is not too far away from where Segun was killed.

According to reports, the gunmen asked the mechanic to repair their faulty motorbike before he was shot dead on the spot.

Recounting the incident, Segun’s younger brother, Abiodun said the gunmen warned his brother’s apprentice to cooperate or else she’ll be killed.

“It was exactly at 20 minutes to 12pm that we heard the gunshots. My brother was in his shop. He was working when the four men walked in like customers, and pointed guns at him.

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“There was a woman and a little girl in the shop with him. The gunmen warned the woman that if she made any noise, they would kill her and the girl. After killing my brother, they started shooting into the air.

“Segun was married with two children. His wife and children have been taken to a safe place. He grew up in this compound and had been working here for as long as I can remember. The assailants walked in like customers.”

According to the apprentice, “The four men had guns. One of them also carried a big stone in a polythene bag. As they shot Segun, they hit his head with the stone.”

Following findings, it was gathered that the attack may not be unconnected to cult clashes and killings in Itu Nla, Anibaba, Allison and Oba Ale areas of Ikorodu last week.

SP Dolapo Badmos, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident and revealed the death of the fashion designer.

“There was a cult clash in the area, which led to the death of one. The police are on the trail of the culprits.”


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