Gunmen Kill Couple, Child, Maid In Lagos

A man, his wife, his child and their maid were yesterday killed by gunmen, who stormed their apartment at Unity Estate, Akowonjo area of Egbeda, in the early hours of yesterday.

The gunmen suspected to be hired assassins, stormed the building at about 2am and fired shots, apparently to wade off intruders, Vanguard learnt.

A resident of another flat in the block, who pleaded anonymity, said there was an argument between the gunmen and owner of the flat whose identity could not be immediately ascertained.

“The gunmen scaled through the fence of the building and held the gateman hostage.

“They beat the gate man, tied his hands and asked him to leave the vicinity, threatening to kill him if he alerted the Police.

“They, thereafter, made straight for the flat from where we heard argument. We heard the owner of the apartment shouting ‘no, no’. We did not know what the argument was about. The next thing we heard were gun shots, with the victim still shouting ‘no, don’t,’ but the assassins continued to fired intermittently.

“Sound of the gun shots died down when it was 4 am. But nobody dared to go to the affected flat until daylight,” the neighbour told Vanguard.

It was gathered that policemen later arrived and took the corpses away.