Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a traditional ruler’s son, Bashiru Ahmed, for his alleged involvement in the killing of one Oshin Aderibigbe during an attempt to rob the victim of his valuables.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, in a statement on Sunday, said Aderibigbe reported the attack and identified his assailants before he gave up the ghost.
He stated that operatives of the command deployed to investigate the case arrested the suspect, adding that he confessed to committing the crime with two other conspirators, who were at large.
Elkana said, “On Friday, April 26, 2019, around 11.30am, one Oshin Aderigbigbe, later identified as the spokesman for the Joint Campus Committee, National Association of Nigerian Students, Lagos, reported at the Okokomaiko Police Station with blood gushing out of his body that he was attacked by three men who dispossessed him of his handset and laptop and stabbed him with a knife. He was rushed to hospital, but eventually died.
“The leader of the hoodlums that attacked him, Bashiru Ahmed, a.k.a Kawu (21), was arrested. He confessed to have committed the crime with two of his friends. The said Ahmed, who is the son of a popular traditional ruler in Okoko, is a notorious criminal who was charged to court on several occasions by the police for sundry offences. He returned from prison six months ago and had been on the watch list of the police.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Zubairu Mu’azu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for discreet investigation. Detectives have spread their tentacles to arrest the remaining two suspects on the run.”
In a related development, the police also arrested one Sunday Isaiah for allegedly stabbing a man, Bukola Oluwaseun, to death during a fight at a pub in the Agege area of Lagos State.
Elkana, who confirmed the incident, said investigation revealed that Isaiah allegedly used a bottle to stab Oluwaseun in the neck, adding that the victim died while being rushed to hospital.
He added that the victim’s corpse had been deposited in a mortuary for post-mortem examination.
The PPRO said, “On Sunday, April 27, 2019, around 2.45pm, the Dopemu Police Station received a distress call that some persons engaged one another in a fight at a drinking joint on Ogunbamibi Street, Agege. A team of policemen from the Dopemu Police Station was drafted to the scene to restore order.
“Preliminary investigation carried out revealed that one Bukola Oluwaseun, 37, of Adeyola Street, Dopemu, was stabbed in the neck with a bottle by one Sunday Isaiah, 42, of Olufeso Street, Dopemu. The victim died on the way to hospital and his corpse was deposited in the mortuary for post-mortem examination. The suspect has been arrested by the police. The case will be charged to court.”
Meanwhile, the police command said six suspected cult members had been arrested for the killing of four rival cult members during a clash in the Ajah area of the state.
Elkana identified the suspects as: Babatunde Wasiu, Bolaji Elijah, Joseph Timothy, Bolaji Olayiwola, Saheed Lateef and Julius Augele, adding that four other suspects earlier arrested had been charged to court.
“The suspects were arrested in connection with the clash between Eiye and Aiye cults on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at General Paint, Ajah. The clash left four Aiye members dead. The axes and jackknives they used during the clash were recovered from them.
“Four suspects were earlier arrested and charged to court, bringing the number of the suspects arrested to 10. The Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, is investigating the case, and the suspects will be charged to court,” he said.