Photo: How 28-Year-Old Lagos Engineer Was Killed By Armed Robber That Robbed His Mother

A 28-year-old Nigerian man, an Engineer, named Oluwaseun David, has been reported dead after he was shot dead by the armed robbers that stormed his mothers shop to rob her.

According to report, the graduate of Yaba College of Technology, a resident of Babs Ladipo Street, New Oko-Oba, Lagos State, described as a passionate, intelligent, hard-working and admirable young man died last Sunday after some armed robbers attacked his mother’s shop in front of their residence and shot him dead.

It was learnt that the three-man armed robbery gang on a motorcycle stormed the street around 9pm that evening during a downpour, that kept most people indoors, while David’s mother, who sells confectionery, was packing some loaves of bread into her shop and two of the robbers came down from the bike to confront her and dispossessed her of all the money she had made from her sales for the day.

During the incident, a relative of the woman who was around the shop reportedly rushed into the compound to alert the residents. On hearing the news, David, aka Theogas, was said to have rushed out to find out if her mother was safe when one of the assailants shot him in the neck and fled the scene.

He reportedly gave up the ghost while being taken to Agege-Orile General Hospital, in Lagos. While speaking on behalf of her distraught parents, David’s younger sister, Blessing, who disclosed that the incident had dealt a devastating blow to the family noted that David might have survived if he had been given prompt medical attention, because he was rejected in the first private hospital he was taken to because the doctor was not around, in he words, she said;

“Around 9pm last Sunday, some robbers attacked my mother in her shop and took away all she had made from her sales at gunpoint. She sells bread, recharge cards and drinks. It was raining heavily and she was packing bread into the shop when the robbers came.

“They were three in number and they came on a motorcycle. Two of them followed my mum into the shop. They checked different spots she kept her money within the shop and emptied everything. It was like they already knew where she kept her money.

“There was no resistance. One of my cousins with her at the shop ran into the compound, shouting ‘thief, thief!’ My brother (David) rushed downstairs. As he was about to go out of the gate, one of the robbers shot him in the neck.

“We took him to two private hospitals which rejected him. We were told in one of the hospitals that doctor was not around. We then took him to Ahmadiyya General Hospital which referred him to the Orile-Agege General hospital. He died on the way there.”

Blessing who described her brother as a promising and intelligent youth, while noting that his death was a huge loss to the family further said;

“He was a graduate of electrical engineering. People contracted him for electrical installations and he ran a gas station called Theogas.”

While David’s neighbour, Mrs. Omobolanle Oladeji, who also spoke in tears while sharing the fond memories she had with him, lamenting how she would sorely miss him said;

“He was a nice person. He was ready to go the extra mile to make people happy. I’ve lost count of the number of times he rendered help to me. When I wasn’t around, he would pick my children from school. And that was how he was generous to everybody. Maybe the robbers thought he knew them.”

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