Armed robbers have attacked some freelance journalists who were returning from a programme at the Lagos State Television studio, in the Ogba area of Lagos State.
Punch correspondent learnt that the pressmen, who were in two vehicles – a Toyota Camry and a bus– were ambushed by the gunmen in the front of a company on Acme Road, Ogba, around 2am on Sunday.
The journalists who worked with a popular radio station were ordered by the gunmen to come out of the vehicles and prostrate on their faces.
It was learnt that while the robbers operated and shot continuously, one of the journalists, Segun Abayomi, identified as the production manager, was accused by the robbers of standing up and they shot him in the head.
The robbers reportedly collected the money, phones and other valuables of the journalists and beat them up before escaping with the journalists’ Toyota Camry.
Punch learnt that Abayomi, a father of three children, was rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The other victims were said to have reported the robbery at the Pen Cinema Police Division and the Area G Command, Ogba.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident. She added that two suspects had been arrested.