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Bomb explosion: Suspect moved to unknown destination

By Evelyn Usman
There were indications yesterday that the bomb carrier who got injured in December 22,2009 bomb explosion at Logemo building at Onipanu, along  Ikorodu road, Lagos, might  have been transferred from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), to an undisclosed hospital.

His movement, as reliably gathered, was part of security measurers put in place by the Lagos State Police command to ensure no intruder got to him.

Vanguard reliably gathered that on two occasions, some unidentified persons had visited the hospital requesting to see Olayinwola Ahmed. But before  nurses at the intensive care unit could reportedly contact plain clothes policemen who were keeping watch over him, the visitors had disappeared.

Although police sources told Vanguard  that proper investigation into the explosion would commence last week, information gathered revealed that the 27-year-old suspect was not yet in a sound condition to answer questions posed at him. A source told Vanguard yesterday that the suspect was not coherent with words yet.

When contacted, the command’s spokesman, Mr Frank Mba simply stated that investigation was still on-going and that the case was under perfect control. On the suspect’s condition of health, he simply said, “he is okay.”

Investigations further revealed that efforts by detectives to reach  members of the suspect’s family proved abortive as his Fola Agoro, Shomolu, abode had remained under lock and key since the incident.

The whereabout of his wife said to have last been seen few days before the incident,  was also said to be unknown.  Mrs Ahmed, as gathered at their 27 Opere street, Fola Agoro, Shomolu, left the apartment two days before the incident, with her little baby strapped to the back. It was gathered that she left with two black polythene bags and a bacco sac at about 7.30pm on December 20, 2009.

One of the neighbors on the ground floor of the two-storey building who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Vanguard that “one of the black polythene bags even got torn from beneath immediately she stepped out of her apartment, displaying the baby’s clothes. I even helped her pick them and jokingly, I asked if she was traveling and she said she was taking the bacco sac to a friend at Palm Groove area who was traveling the next day, saying she would be back that same night.


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