Reports went round social media earlier today on how a man was murdered in cold blood at his residence while celebrating his birthday with friends.
More details have emerged on the death of the young man identified as Musty Sokoto. According to reports, the deceased was killed by unknown gunmen who shot him at close range, when they stormed his home while in the mood of celebration.
Sources said Musty was a popular youth among members of the Hausa community in Agege, especially for his philanthropy.
It was learnt that the guests scampered to safety when some stern-looking gunmen suddenly invaded the party and opened fire on Musty at close range.
His killers were said to have fled immediately Musty fell down in a pool of his own blood.
“ It was like a scene from the movies when the fierce-looking men stormed the party and shot the celebrator dead. The young man was dancing with friends on the occasion when he was shot dead and his killers escaped from the scene as guests scampered into safety in nearby buildings.
“Although, the reason for his gruesome killing is unknown, but the late Musty was such an unassuming boy and did not keep bad company. Even the party he organised to mark his birthday was a small bash attended by his friends and associates.”
A community leader, Alhaji Tanko Abideen urged the police to unravel the mystery behind Musty’s killing and step up surveillance activities around Agege and its environ.
“I am urging the police to fish out Musty’s killers and unravel the mystery behind his gruesome death. The police should also put in place a proactive surveillance of Agege community and fish out criminal gangs who might be killing innocent residents in the neighbourhood. This is a very big loss to the Hausa community here”