Adekunle, an undergraduate of the University of Lagos, was tragically shot dead by armed robbers on Saturday evening.
The incident occurred at Harvey Road, Moore Road Junction, in the Yaba area of Lagos state.
Adekunle and his schoolmate, Opeyemi, were travelling on a shuttle bus from Yaba to UNILAG when a man hanging at the back of the bus stole Opeyemi’s iPhone 7 plus. Opeyemi raised the alarm and Adekunle attempted to retrieve the phone from the robber, who fled.
In his pursuit of the thief, Adekunle was shot by one of the robbers’ accomplices and died on the spot.
The news of Adekunle’s death has sent shockwaves through the UNILAG community, with many students taking to social media to express their grief and anger over the incident. Some have called for increased security measures in the area, while others have criticized the government for failing to address the issue of rising crime rates in the country.
According to reports, the police have launched an investigation into the incident and are currently on the hunt for the robbers. However, many students have expressed skepticism over whether justice will be served, citing a lack of trust in the Nigerian justice system.
The incident has once again highlighted the need for improved security measures in Nigeria, particularly in urban areas where cases of armed robbery and other violent crimes are on the rise. It also underscores the dangers faced by Nigerian youth, who often bear the brunt of the country’s economic and social challenges.
As the UNILAG community mourns the loss of one of its own, many are calling for greater action to be taken to ensure that incidents like this do not happen again. The government and law enforcement agencies must work together to address the root causes of crime in Nigeria and take steps to protect its citizens from harm.