A security guard identified as Azeez Ibrahim, who was accused of killing a 22-year-old female Babcock University student identified as Adebusayo Ogunkoya at a birthday party in a hotel in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State on July 5, 2014, was allegedly drunk at the time of the incident.
Azeez Ibrahim was arraigned before a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere on charges of murder, and he told the court that bullet from his gun killed the Babcock student but he never fired the gun.
A witness at the scene of the incident said;
“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 shot, which hit busayo. The guard was said to be drunk.”
However the security guard who defended himself in court, said he did not know how the bullet left the gun and killed the deceased.
According to him, the men who came with the victim struggled to take the gun away from him.
“I am not trained in handling pump action gun by the opc; i was trained as a security man, but i don’t have a certificate to that effect.
“The boys, who came to the hotel on the day of the incident, were members of the eiye confraternity. I had only worked at the hotel for six months when the incident happened, but i know that the men were cultists from their behaviour.
“I didn’t fire the shot that day; it is only god that knows how the bullet left my gun and killed the deceased” he said.
Ibrahim who claimed to be a member of the Odua People’s Congress, maintained that the men were members of the Eiye Confraternity because they had been arrested before.
The Punch reported that Justice Ogunsanya adjourned the matter till February 6, 2019, for the continuation of trial.