NIGERIA: Damoche’s Murder, Police Say Investigation into Singer-Student’s Death

 Damilola Damoche

Yesterday’s murder of Olaniyan Damilola, a Level 400 student of the Lagos State University [LASU] by suspected cult members may turn into another endless maze for the police as witnesses fail to volunteer information.

Sources within the police force say the body of the student, who was also known in showbiz circles as Damino Damoche, was deposited at a Badagry morgue after it was removed from the scene of the crime in front of the university’s Ojo Campus gate.

The source also disclosed that the family of the deceased has asked to be allowed to take away his body, but that the request has not yet been granted.  

Following Damilola’s shooting yesterday, some members of his Eiye Confraternity threatened to retaliate.

“Many must fall for this,” one of them threatened after bidding the victim a safe ‘flying’.

Eyewitness accounts suggest that the final year student was killed with three gun shots; two to his head and one into his ribs blasting through his left hand in what seems to be a reprisal attack by a rival cult on the LASU campus.

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