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3 suspects arrested over murder at APC congress

By Esther Onyegbula

Policemen attached to Lagos State police command have arrested three persons over the murder of a young man during the APC Local Government Congress at Central Community Primary School, Oniwaya, Agege, Lagos on Saturday, May 12.

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Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said: “The election was allegedly factionalised, which led to protest. Consequently, some disgruntled ward members protested their non inclusion in the electoral process.

“However, during the ensuing pandemonium, gunshots were heard from a distance. When the noise died down, one Nurudeen Lanlese, aged 40 years, was found in a pool of blood. One Bosun Adigun, Sabitu Kamorudeen and Semiu Ogunbono, who were suspects in the murder, were arrested and will be charged to court after investigation.”

In another development, the police arrested five persons in the state over allegation of possession of illegal firearms during the APC Congress at the Abati Shasha area of the state.

CP Edgal said: “the Police commenced stop and search at the gate of Igando Primary School for the ward congress election. A group of boys carrying a bag was stopped. The bag was searched and a locally-made pistol was recovered from one Akowonjo Damilare, two cartridges were recovered from one Kazeem Onillosi and 16 cartridges, from Odumewu Oluwatobiloba.

“In a similar vein, at Abati Primary School one Alade Fatai, Sheu Hassan and Tunde Adeboye were arrested with two axes and one cutlass during the APC ward congress election. Suspects would be charged to court accordingly.

One of the suspects Akonwonjo said. “I did not carry any gun. I was dressed as a masquerade because I am from a masquerade family. Somebody gave me a bag to hold but I did not know that the bag contained gun.”

The other suspects said they carried axe to defend themselves from attack.


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