Some unknown gunmen have attacked and robbed some officials of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that lodged in Mabila Hotel in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The Police spokesman for Lagos Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident, and assured that the JAMB officials had been relocated to a safe place.
“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,” the PRO said.
According to him, the gunmen shot the hotel’s gateman, identified as Peter, who was attempting to prevent them from escaping.
The gateman was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he later died, and the corpse had been deposited at the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary.
Concerning the incident, the PRO revealed that the police got a distress call at about 2.40 a.m. on Wednesday that some hoodlums had invaded the hotel located at No. 60, Omodisu St., Asolo-Owutu, Agric area in Ikorodu.
He said that based on the call, the police from Owutu Division went to the place immediately, adding that when the hoodlums sighted the police van coming, they all fled in a Lexus SUV.