Female banker shot dead in Lagos

Two gunmen operating on a motorcycle shot dead a female banker working with the United Bank for Africa (UBA).

Reports say that the Banker, Damilola Sowemimo, 25, was on Sunday killed while going to church on Sunday morning.

Sources say that she was killed in front of her parent’s house at 1, Agbor Close, Isolo Way, Ajao Estate.

A friend of hers was quoted saying;

“On Sunday morning, Damilola was going to church. Her friends had parked on the other side of the road and she was attempting to cross when two men on a motorcycle appeared from nowhere.

“The bandits came down from the bike, snatched her phone and ransacked her bag. When they did not see any valuables in her bag, they got angry and shot her in the neck before speeding off.”

She was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital but where she later died as she bled profusely.

Mr. Joseph Jaiyeoba, the Police Public Relations Officer for the state command, confirmed the incident saying that the police had started investigating the case.

He said;

“The lady was coming from church when two men on okada accosted her. They stole her telephone and also attempted to snatch her handbag but she engaged them in a struggle and was shot. She was later rushed to a hospital where she died.

“However, her telephone was recovered along the expressway as her assailants were involved in an accident along the expressway. They however managed to escape.”


  1. Ho!!!!! What a pity, see how beautiful and promising this young lady is. Someone just starting life in her mid- twenty. Even as I don’t know her, it pain me to my marrow. Sometimes, I just wonder how uncertain, fearing, insecure, cruel and vanity this world may be. It’s almost like if one knows, one wouldn’t have come to this sinful earth in the first place. VANITY UPON VANITY. I just hope and pray God give her parent, friends and extended family the fortitude to bear the lost.

  2. Whosoever who did dis would never see God favour. Bet me dis guys has done d worst thing in heaven nd on earth. Damy may ur blood ask dem in due time..when they are arrested human right would sprang up nd call dem innocent nigerians. God would ask u all.