The Mambillah Hotel In Ikorodu
A 22 year-old female undergraduate of Babcock
University, Busayo Ogunkoya during a birthday party
in a hotel in Ikorodu, Lagos State has been shot dead
by a security guard, Azeez Ibrahim.
According to Punch, 22-year-old Ogunkoya was
celebrating with her friends on Saturday evening, July
5, 2014, at Mambillah Hotel, when the guard fired a
shot that killed her.
Our correspondent learnt that immediately the
incident happened, there was confusion as the people
fled the hotel.
A source said Ibrahim was drunk.
He said, “The incident happened on Saturday night
when Busayo and her friends were having a party.
“She did not know the person celebrating, but she was
invited to the party by her boyfriend.
“The party was going on fine until the security man,
who was holding a gun which he claimed he had
seized from some robbers, mishandled the gun and
fired a bullet which hit Busayo. The guard was said to
Our correspondent gathered that the bullet lodged in
the neck region of the victim.
She was said to have been rushed to a private hospital
in the area where she was confirmed dead.
Policemen from the Owutu Police Division were said
to have arrived at the scene and arrested the guard,
the assistant manager of the hotel and the victim’s
When our correspondent visited the area, there was
tension as residents were afraid to talk about the
Mambillah, which is one of the popular hotels in the
Ikorodu area of Lagos, also bore a gloomy look.
A resident also explained that since the tragedy, the
hotel had been shut to guests and no music had been
played during the daytime as was the practice.
A large number of security officials was also said to
have been deployed in the hotel to prevent attack
from aggrieved youths.
A young boy, who did not identify himself for security
reason, said the incident left a bloody trail.
He said, “On Sunday morning when I wanted to do
something in the hotel, I noticed blood on the ground.
I cannot say exactly how the incident happened, but I
learnt a lady was killed the previous night.”
It was also learnt that the guard, who fired the killer
shot, owned a house in Ikorodu.
Our correspondent spoke with one of his tenants, who
pleaded anonymity for security reasons.
She described Ibrahim as a caring landlord who was
only a victim of some “forces.”
She said, “He is such a nice and caring landlord. I have
been living in his house for a long time and he has
never made any trouble with me.
“I know he is just a victim of some forces beyond his
control. He could not have deliberately killed the girl
and I hope the police authorities would have mercy on
When our correspondent met the manager of the
hotel for comment, he said he had nothing to say.
After verifying the identity of our correspondent, he
said, “I have nothing to say. Where were you when the
incident happened? Where were you when I was trying
to settle with the girl’s family? Please I have nothing to
The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Lelma
Kolle, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, however,
confirmed the incident.
He said the case had been transferred to the State
Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, for
Kolle said, “Yes the incident happened. The girl was in
the hotel and the security man opened fire on her.
Nobody knows his reason for doing that. The police
have arrested the assistant manager of the hotel, the
deceased’s boyfriend and the security man. The case
has been transferred to the SCID.