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Bizman petitions IG over robbery allegation

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has been asked to investigate the armed robbery allegation leveled against the Chief Executive Officer of Muras Iron and Steels Limited, Alhaji Muraina Oyinloye by the duo of Peter Omotosho and Joseph Dansu.

Counsel to Oyinloye, Goke Olakulehin, in the petition, alleged that the said Omotosho and Dansu, in a bid to take over the premises of his business located at 29, Adekunle Banjo Street, Magodo, Lagos, have sponsored “kangaroo complaint of armed robbery and illegal gun running” against him.

Olakulehin, who addressed newsmen in Lagos, alleged that Omotosho, who had been masquerading as official of Lagos State Government, had been terrorising his client since June 2010.

The lawyer narrated that his client (Oyinloye) purchased the property in question from a friend based in the United States, and that after all necessary payments were made, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, the then Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Ministry of Lands, signed all the documents relating to the property.

Olakulehin said that Oyinloye was on the land until June 2010, when Omotosho and Dansu invaded the land under the guise of working for the state government with thugs brandishing all sort of weapons.

He added that upon notification, the state government divested itself of complicity in the matter and advised that a formal petition be written to the police as the allegation against Omotosho and Dansu was criminal in nature.

He said: “While the above is still pending, some hoodlums and OPC members, under instruction of Omotosho, moved into the land armed with dangerous weapons and forcefully drove out our client from the land without due process of law and also pulled down the structure on the land.

“As a result of my client’s resolve to resist the attempt to take over his property, Omotosho and Dansu further instigated officers of Federal SARS to raid the premises again in connection with armed robbery and gun running allegation.”


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