The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, Friday paraded six persons for alleged conspiracy and involvement in the murder and setting ablaze of a sound engineer, David Sunday Imoh on 12th May 2022 at Studio 24, Lekki, Lagos.
The victim was said to have been invited by two of his friends, Frank Olatunji and Philip Balogun, to mediate in a squabble between them and an okada rider over fare, only for the bike man, Dahiru Ayuba and five others, including a female, to resort to mob attack, killing David.
The six suspects involved in the act, as disclosed by the CP are Dahiru Ayuba (m); Susan Moses (f); Christopher Dauda (m); Joseph Tella (m)Chigozie Anthony (m) and Sunday Azi (m).
In a related development, a Cross Rivers-based alleged arms dealer, Joseph Ashiwobel and two of his customers, Rasheed Ogunbade, 39, and Aladeokin Ahmad, 38, have been smashed.
Events leading to their arrest were precipitated by a mistaken delivery of a sack containing seven locally-made pistols to one Aji Augustine of Ibeju-Lekki on 23rd April by a Calabar-Lagos commercial motor driver, as a consignment from his mother.
Augustine, who was actually expecting a consignment of food items on 23rd April but, in its place, was handed the arms sack meant for someone else, the shock of which caused him discomfort and quickly made for the nearest police station, whose operatives’ diligent investigation led to Joseph Ashiwobel’s arrest and the subsequent apprehension of the said customers, from one of whom a locally-made shotgun, bought from Ashiwobel, was recovered.
Two teenage members of a suspected armed robbery syndicate, Yusuf Ibrahim and Eric Komi were equally paraded
The teenage armed robbery suspects, 15 and 17 years of age, respectively, were arrested with two other gang members at their hideout in the Ojo area of the state by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command on 19th May based on information.
Other arrested members of the gang are Gambo Abdulhadi, 28 and Suleiman Alhassan, 25, from whom seven locally-made pistols, 68 live cartridges, cutlasses, an axe, charms, four mobile phones, a tortoise and a female bag were recovered, while efforts are on top gear to nab other fleeing members of the gang.
In another case of cult-related murder, one Sunday Tomoloju had on February 21, in a reprisal mission to avenge the killing of three members of their group at Ketu-Mile 12 axis by a rival group a day previous, went with other members of his confraternity and killed one Adesegun Adesanya (m) a.k.a. Ologodudu.
“Upon receipt of this information, detectives tracked down the principal suspect, Sunday Tomoloju (m)in his remote stronghold, where he was apprehended. During the investigation, the suspect made a confessional statement to the commission of the said crime. Investigation is still ongoing to apprehend other fleeing suspects in a bid to recover their operational weapons”, CP Alabi said, assuring Lagosians that “the security of lives and property of residents of Lagos State will continue to be at the top of his policing vision for Lagos State”.