Robbers murder restaurateur for reporting looting of home

The owner of a popular restaurant, WhiteHouse, at Sabo, Yaba, Lagos State, Alhaji Aliu Sheu, has been murdered by suspected robbers.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Aliu was robbed on Monday in his house in Somolu, with the assailants stealing his property, including his Automated Teller Machine card. They were reported to have withdrawn and transferred N360,000 from the victim’s bank account.

Aliu, who reported the incident at the Pedro Police Division on Tuesday, was said to have returned to the restaurant and later retired home in the night.

Around the same time, the assailants were said to have returned to his apartment and shot him in the chest without taking anything. The 48-year-old was rushed to hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

In a telephone conversation with our correspondent, Shina said the deceased had been buried at their hometown, Ilorin, Kwara State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the murder, adding that investigation was ongoing.

He added that a suspect, Abiodun Ariyo, had been arrested and transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba.

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