A gateman at Mabila Hotel in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has been shot dead by some gunmen who stormed the facility in the early hours of Wednesday.
The assailants also reportedly robbed some officials of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that lodged in the hotel.
The police spokesman for Lagos Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, said the victims had been relocated to a safe place.
He said, “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.”
Hundeyin said the gateman, simply identified as Peter, 40, was shot while he attempted to prevent the hoodlums from escaping.
He explained that the gateman was rushed to a hospital where he later died, adding that the corpse had been deposited at the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary.
The spokeperson said a distress call was received by the police around 2.40am on Wednesday, noting a team from Owutu division went to the place immediately.
“The hoodlums sighted the police van coming and 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 added.