A female undergraduate of Babcock University, Ms
Busayo Ogunkoya, has been killed by one Azeez
Ibrahim during a birthday party in a hotel in the

Ikorodu area of Lagos.

Immediately the incident happened, there was
confusion in the vicinity as many of the invited
guests fled the hotel.
A source who was present during the unfortunate
incident disclosed that Ibrahim was drunk. He
said that �the incident happened on Saturday
night when Busayo and her friends were having a
�She did not know the person celebrating, but
she was invited to the party by her boyfriend. The
party was going on fine until… “Ibrahim, the
security man, who was holding a gun which he
claimed he had seized from some robbers,
mishandled the gun and fired a bullet which hit
Busayo. The guard was said to be drunk.�
According to Punch, the incident took place on
Saturday evening, July 5, 2014, at Mambillah
Hotel, when the guard fired a shot that killed
Busayo. The bullet lodged in the neck region of
the victim. She was rushed to a private hospital
in the area where she was confirmed dead.
Policemen from the Owutu Police Division were
said to have arrived at the scene and arrested the
guard, the assistant manager of the hotel and the
victim�s boyfriend.
Mambillah, which is one of the popular hotels in
the Ikorodu area of Lagos, bore a gloomy look all
through. A resident confided in Punch that since
the tragedy, the hotel had been shut to guests
and no music had been played during the daytime
as was the practice. A large number of security
officials was also said to have been deployed in
the hotel to prevent attack from some aggrieved
youths in the area.
A young boy, who did not identify himself for
security reason, said the incident left a bloody
trail. He said, �On Sunday morning when I
wanted to do something in the hotel, I noticed
blood on the ground. I cannot say exactly how
the incident happened, but I learnt a lady was
killed the previous night.�
Ibrahim, the guard who fired the killer shot,
owned a house in Ikorodu. Punch spoke with one
of his tenants, who pleaded anonymity for
security reasons. The tenant described Ibrahim as
a caring landlord who was only a victim of some
She said, �He is such a nice and caring landlord.
I have been living in his house for a long time and
he has never made any trouble with me. I know
he is just a victim of some forces beyond his
control. He could not have deliberately killed the
girl and I hope the police authorities would have
mercy on him.�
When contacted, the manager of the hotel said he
had nothing to say.
The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Lelma
Kolle, an ASP, however, confirmed the incident.
The case has been transferred to the State
Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, for