A 22-year-old Laptop Techniques Engineer, David Ntekim-Rex, has been killed by armed robbers within the Jibowu space of Lagos State, The PUNCH has learnt.
Ntekim-Rex, in response to a 2018 assertion by IBM, had crushed 17,000 others from world wide, together with finalists from Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, Nepal, and the US to emerge because the co-regional winner of the annual Grasp the Mainframe competitors, organised by AngelHack and IBM Z Tutorial Initiative.
The deceased, who was described as a tech guru by buddies, bagged a number of certificates and accomplishments earlier than graduating from the Division of Techniques Engineering on the College of Lagos in 2019.
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He was working as a Product Designer at a Monetary Expertise agency, Crevatal, earlier than his demise, in response to his LinkedIn profile.
The deceased, who was the son of Dr. Yewande Ntekim-Rex, a senior lecturer on the English Division on the College of Lagos, was stated to have been gunned down round eight pm on Friday.
A relative of the deceased, who tweeted with the deal with, @Magnanimous_, stated the police failed to assist Ntekim-Rex when he was shot.
He alleged that the police continued to trigger pointless delays as life slowly left Ntekim-Rex.
He tweeted, “My ‘auntie’ has three sons. She’s at all times loopy about them. The center baby, David, is probably the most promising. He’s a tech man; very younger, very sensible. David was on his approach house on Friday night time when he was robbed, shot and killed round Jibowu. Please say a prayer for my aunt.
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“David bought shot round eight pm. The police have been known as, David hadn’t died but. The Nigerian police took footage as a substitute and have been extra involved with why he, a tech man, was carrying a laptop computer. Nigeria failed you, David.
“David was taken to the navy hospital across the space. It took a senior nurse to come back out and begin checking for a pulse. He had misplaced loads of blood at this level.
“The police then took David and his household to Sabo (police station), the place they seemed for the laptop computer that he had on him as a substitute of giving them a police report. He was lastly launched to his household, and so they bought to LUTH round 12.30 am.
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“He was there until the household was satisfied he couldn’t be alive as a result of he had no pulse. The nation failed David. The docs failed David. The police failed David. The system failed David. Relaxation in peace David Ntekim-Rex.”
A buddy, Oluwatifunmi Omotimomake, stated on Twitter that the demise of Ntekim-Rex was an enormous loss.
“It breaks my heart to see your life cut short by the actions of robbers and a failed government system. May your soul continue to rest in peace. Heaven has heard your cry. Justice will come.”
Buddies revealed that days earlier than he was killed, Ntekim-Rex had created an app for monitoring the success of New 12 months resolutions.
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A buddy, @koderholic, stated on Twitter that she communicated with the deceased on the day he was murdered.
“Who would have known that would be the last time we would converse? David Ntekim-Rex, may we meet again. Say hi to Jesus.”
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, stated Nketim-Rex was lifeless earlier than the police have been notified.
Adejobi added that the Divisional Police Officer and the Space Commander each intervened however there was nothing that might have been accomplished to save lots of the deceased.
He stated, “On January 15, 2021, we have been knowledgeable round 11.20 pm. On attending to the scene, policemen met his lifeless physique however relations insisted that he was not lifeless. So, police took him to Army Hospital, Yaba however the hospital stated they may not deal with him after which referred him to LUTH.
“He was accepted at LUTH and he was confirmed lifeless. The household returned to the police to get extracts on the station for mortuary. So, the allegation of the police abandoning him just isn’t true. The incident is unlucky and we sympathise with the household however we did what we might.”