I thought he was among 1 Million Boys – says Landlord who shot man due to travel to Portugal

A Nigerian man identified as Stephen has been shot dead by a landlord in a community at Iba Local Council Development Area in Lagos state.

Reports have it that the man was killed while keeping watch in his area against the dreaded 1 million boys who have been terrorizing some parts of the state.

According to the reports, Stephen was killed by the landlord who claimed he thought he was a member of the robbery gang.

Mr James initially claimed he thought Stephen was a member of the One Million Boys gang when he saw him moving around that early. Later, at the police station, he claimed Stephen was a cultist.

However, residents counter the claims, saying that Mr James had a long-standing misunderstanding with Stephen and has threatened him with death multiple times. Residents claim Mr James killed Stephen intentionally and they have gone on Twitter to call for justice for the deceased, with the hashtag #JusticeForStephen.

There was unrest in the area following Stephen’s death but residents claim Stephen’s family have been threatened that there will be consequences if violence erupts due to Stephen’s death.

As a result, youths in the area have calmed down and have taken to Twitter to claim that Stephen’s death was premeditated and to ask that Mr James – who reportedly ”inspires fear in the youths in the neighborhood” – be made to face the law.

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