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Nigerian Medical Doctor Killed In Lagos Traffic By Gunman On Motorcycle

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Nigerian Medical Doctor Killed In Lagos Traffic By Gunman On Motorcycle

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Jan 13, 2013 – Irawo Adamolekun,Young Nigerian Medical Doctor Killed In Lagos Traffic By Gunman On Motorcycle

A gunman operating on a motorcycle on Friday shot and killed a 27-year-old medical doctor, Irawo Adamolekun, at the Anthony Village end of Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

Irawo, who was driving in a black Sephia II Kia saloon car with Lagos number plate GP 388 AAA was shot at about 3:15pm in front of the traffic warden spot linking Access Road to Ikorodu Road.

It was learnt that the Ondo State indigene who had just left Osuntuyi Medical Centre, Obanikoro, where he works, was shot after he declined to part with valuables when the gunman attempted to rob him in traffic.

Eyewitnesses said the gunman who was wearing a three-quarter length short, shot the deceased at close range, mounted a waiting motorcycle on the other side of the road and fled the scene.

The deceased was taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja by officials of the Lagos State Ambulance Service.

A traffic official at the scene of the incident, who pleaded anonymity, told SUNDAY PUNCH that the gunman shot Adamolekun on the forehead adding that he was the only one in the vehicle.

He said, “Everybody here including police traffic wardens and men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority all fled the scene on hearing the gun shot.

“The gunman fled on a waiting motorcycle immediately he shot the deceased.

“When he was shot, his vehicle hit the Toyota Hiace bus in front of him and caused a gridlock. “On moving closer, I saw the bullet hole in his head and he was in the pool of his own blood.

“Policemen from Pedro Division who came in two patrol vans and LASTMA officials later towed his vehicle away from the road.”

The Chief Medical Director, Osuntuyi Medical Centre, Dr. Julius Osuntuyi, said Irawo was employed in the hospital on January 7, adding that he left the hospital after he closed for the morning duty which lasts between 8am and 3pm.

He said, “We are very saddened by the death of Irawo who joined the services of this company on January 7. His doctor-patient relationship was excellent for the few days he spent in this hospital. He was amiable and likeable by all and you would think that he had been working here for months.

“One of the patients he treated some days ago who thought he had an accident spotted his car on the road and telephoned us at the hospital. We took an ambulance to the scene before we learnt about the unfortunate incident.”

Osuntuyi urged the police to unravel the mystery surrounding his death and bring the culprit to book.

When our correspondent visited the Pedro Police Division, the front seat was full of blood while his ward coat was dangling from the driver’s seat.

The deceased was the only surviving son of his parents.

A family member, who spoke to one of our correspondents on the condition of anonymity, said the deceased’s older brother, Imole, died some years ago.

She said, “Imole was a student in Igbinedion University but died around 2004 in a car accident while leaving the school for home. He was the first born and it left the family devastated.

“Irawo was the only surviving son. He was also in Igbinedion University but later left to attend Houdegbe University, Benin Republic. He concluded his internship not too long ago at a military hospital and he had his life ahead of him.”

Attempts to speak with the deceased’s sister, Ojia, proved abortive as her telephone was switched off.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the state police command, Ngozi Braide, said she would call back but had yet to do so as at press time.




  1. John Leo

    January 13, 2013 at 4:29 AM

    Sad story,may yah continue to give the deceased family heart to endure.

  2. Bola

    January 13, 2013 at 6:16 AM

    I don’t know you Irawo but I’m crying writing this comment. God help my people and country. This is so sad…it could be anybody.

  3. Aruna kassim Egieya

    January 13, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    We nid God’s intevention in our country Nigeria. Wat hs d young man done dat warantd takin his lyf?

  4. Obinna

    January 13, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    You see the reason why i hate coming back to Nigeria. what is this shit now? just like that?

  5. Obinna

    January 13, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    I hate Nigeria Police and politicians and will still hate their characters forever.

  6. Salome Okoro

    January 13, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    This is prepostrous. God has all the judgement. This is disheartening, i cry 4 this youngman. God understands. I pray God will give his parent the fortitude to bear this irrepairable lost. I don’t know you but i know ur goodness on earth will count you among Gods people in Heaven. As for the killers God will judge.Its very painful.


    January 13, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    @Bola I really touched and crying writing this comment also, Irawo whoever may have hands in this brutal act will not see the end of this month…May Almighty God gives your parents heart to be bear this loss. But God will fight on your behalf. such a painful to hear.

  8. dr kolawole

    January 13, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Irawo,so sad,knew u den at military hospital ikoyi in 2007 were u we’re on electives in d dept of surgery,so dedicated,humble,respectful.we will miss u.May d lord grant u eternal rest and ur family u left behind, d fortitude 2 bear d loss.adiew dr irawo adamolekun.

  9. Vincent oliver

    January 13, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Dis is so sad wat a big lost,God be wit us ooo………….R.I.P man

  10. Bmore

    January 13, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    This is crazy!!!!! I stayed in that area andd just left on wednesday, normally a busy but safe area during daytime with police patrol in front of Betola Tool

    RIP Irawo

  11. alhassan ndah

    January 13, 2013 at 6:53 PM


    • Chi-Chi

      January 13, 2013 at 9:06 PM

      Irawo may ur gentle soul rest in perfect peace Amen as 4 those evil doers God judge them very soon, kia so sad my heart is so heavy in tears n pain

  12. jajaofopobo

    January 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Nigeria’s such a HORRID country to live.. Life’s so cheap outhere.. Absolutely disgusting country!
    o ga oh!
    RIP Soldier!

  13. Bolanle

    January 14, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    RIP Dr irawo

  14. nkechi

    January 14, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Imagine the only suviving son,what a painful and irrcoverabe loss,is only God dt will help us 4 dis Nigeria .good thing does not last @ all in dis our country,is only God dt will judge d killer R. I .P my doctor

  15. nkechi

    January 14, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    R. I. P. Irawo

  16. Babygirl

    January 14, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    where did the Okada (motorcycle) passed through without being arrested by the Police and order force people. They Okada even parked and drove off after the killing yet it was not arrested and the said Okada is banned in Lagos state. The genuine bike riders will be arrested and bike seize too bad. Irawo may God accept your soul in heaven.

  17. DO it Right

    January 14, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    May his soul rest in peace. who known if the arm guy was robber or Hire killer.
    This should be a lesson to everybody. u should never drag anything with those arm robbers even if it;s ur life savings you should let go bco life is more important. wit life u can make more.

  18. uzonna

    February 21, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    just one certain thing that this stupid perpetrator should do now is to go and hang himself and be seen no more on earth

  19. aminah

    March 12, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    i had the opportunity of meeting him during an interview at military hospital yaba in 2010 he was gentle and humble guy . may his soul rest in peace. oga jonathan and fashola , pls somethintg has to be done about the state of insecurity though God is our protector

  20. Just me

    April 16, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Hmmm so sad

  21. Idowu Abiodun

    July 19, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Rest in peace


    October 25, 2013 at 8:13 PM


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