The Association of Music Band Owners of Nigeria (AMBON) on Monday expressed outrage over the murder of its member, David Sunday.
The sound engineer was allegedly lynched on Lagos State’s Lekki Axis by an angry mob.
Association President Akinloye Tofowomo made this known and urged law enforcement to arrest the perpetrators.
The association also lamented the increase in cases of insecurity in the metropolis of Lagos and describes this trend as a threat to the nightlife business in general.
According to AMBON, the murder of Mr. Sunday has a direct impact on nightlife in Lagos and the safety of music professionals.
The association sympathized with the family of the deceased, made up of his young wife and his two children.
Mr. Tofowomo also pledged the association’s commitment to support the family and to pay their last respects to their deceased colleague.
He also added that two other colleagues, involved in the incident, are still in a coma.
The members involved in the incident also perform for renowned Nigerian singers like D’banj and Phyno, he said.
PREMIUM TIMES reported that police arrested four suspects who allegedly set fire to a man in Lagos
Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesman in Lagos, told PREMIUM TIMES the incident happened on Thursday.
He said police have opened an investigation into the case.
Police, however, could not confirm what led to the mob attack.
But according to Twitter user @coloredpen, the deceased was hired to play at a bar in Lekki alongside a keyboardist.
“The sound engineer and the keyboardist who rode the same bike had an argument with the okada man (an aboki guy), which turned into a cold-blooded night,” the Twitter user wrote.
“The other okada riders (who were from the same tribe) came out and tried to avenge their ‘brother’. Long story short, they were reduced to a pulp and the sound engineer lost his life on the spot.
“As if that weren’t enough, the sound engineer got burned on the road. To make matters worse, the saxophonist who was due to play for the night heard about what was going on as the fight had just ensued, and he went to try and settle, not having a full understanding of what was going on. passed. In progress. “
“On arriving there, he was also reduced to a pulp. The saxophonist (Frank) and keyboardist (Philip) had to be taken to the hospital emergency room where they were later admitted.
The association, which represents the interests of live bands in Nigeria, also said it was currently looking into the alleged rejection of the late Mr Sunday and his two injured colleagues when they took refuge under duress at the club’s premises. Beer Barn.
“We will not hesitate to declare an industry-wide boycott of their facility if they are found complicit,” he said.
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