Mushin crisis: 3 leaders of rival groups arrested

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BY EVELYN USMAN & IFEANYI OKOLIE

LAGOS—The Lagos State Police Command yesterday said it had arrested three persons in connection with the continued crisis that has been rocking the densely populated Mushin area of Lagos.

The recent clash occurred Monday, after hoodlums from Akala in Mushin area of Lagos State reportedly attacked residents of Railway Line and New Balogun Street, in Idi-Oro, Mushin, during which two of the attackers reportedly lost their lives and several vehicles destroyed.

One of the arrested suspects was Toba Ajibola, a former unit chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW..

Others are, Adigun Oriyomi alias Muda and Yusuf Akinwole.

The trio according to spokesperson for the command, Ngozi Braide, were arrested at about 3.30pm yesterday in their hideout in Karimu street, Mushin. The suspects were alleged to be fine tuning arrangements on how to attack Oshodi .

Braide disclosed that Oriyomi had been on the command’s wanted list for a long time. He was accused of being a serial killer.

According to Braide, ”Oriyomi was fingered in the murder of his bosom friend, one Oluwafemi Adetomi in his residence at 22 Yisa street, Abori.”

We are still combing the whole of Lagos, in search of other members of the group that have made Mushin inhabitable,Braide said.

There were however, different account of how Toba was arrested.

A version of the account said some hoodlums stormed Surulere ,where Toba was attacked . He was reportedly stabbed in the stomach before the arrival of policemen ,who subsequently whisked him away.

Toba who was bleeding profusely on arriving the state command, was reportedly taken to the hospital for treatment.

 

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