Budding hip hop artist Olaniyan Damilola, popularly known as “Damino Damoche,” was shot dead this afternoon by suspected campus fraternity gangs at the Lagos State University.
The incident took place at about 4:30 p.m. Eyewitnesses said Damoche’s assailants apparently trailed him on a motorbike after he finished a class test in Banking and Finance. He was a 400 level student.
The attack appears to be a reprisal attack from a rival gang, as Damoche was known to be a member of the Eiye Confraternity. Members of that confraternity took to Twitter to promise reprisals on his assailants.
Damoche was shot twice, in the head and on the left hand, with what appeared to be a high caliber weapon. He lay dead for several hours before policemen took his body away in a pick-up van.
Lagos State University has been the scene of bloody campus gang confrontations since the 1990s.