Suspected armed robbers in the early hours of Wednesday killed a gatekeeper at the Mabila Hotel in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The Lagos Police said that the gatekeeper was shot while attempting to prevent them from escaping, adding that the men also robbed some officials of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that was lodged in the hotel.
“One Prof. Odunsi, an official of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) who lodged at the hotel was robbed of his two phones, one HP Laptop and N20,000 cash.
“Similarly, two female officials of JAMB, who lodged at the hotel, were robbed of their phones and jewellery,” police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, said.
He explained that the gatekeeper was rushed to an undisclosed hospital, where he later died, adding that the corpse had been deposited at the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary.
According to Mr Hundeyin, the police got a distress call at about 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday that some hoodlums had invaded the hotel.
He said that based on the call, the police from Owutu Division went to the place immediately, adding that when the hoodlums sighted the police van coming, they all fled in a Lexus SUV.
“The Commissioner of Police for Lagos State, CP Abiodun Alabi, has assured that no stone will be left unturned. He has ordered a serious manhunt for the suspects,” he said.