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Hoodlums break graduate’s skull open with hammer

15 June 2015, 16:00

Lagos - Hoodlums broke open the skull of a 30-year-old university graduate, Sodiq Shittu with a hammer at the Lawani Street in the Mushin area of Lagos State, Punch reports.

Shittu, whose wife was five months pregnant, graduated from a university in Ogun State.

A resident, said that Shittu had bought a sachet of pure water from a vendor and had gone out in company with two of his friends, Ibrahim and Owusu, when he was attacked.

He said one of the assailants brought out a hammer and broke his skull open, gouged out his eyes and banged a big stone on his head.

Also read: Two killed as hoodlums fight over N1m gift

The hoodlums were said to have attempted to set Shittu’s remains on fire, but his friends and neighbours prevented it by chasing them away.

Policemen from the Alakara Division took the corpse and deposited it in a mortuary in the Morocco, Somolu area of the state.

Read more at Punch

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