The Police operatives attached to Bariga Division of the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday, 13th February, 2021, arrested four (4) members of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) for beating and stabbing one Tochukwu Chidi, m, 35, of No 76 Arobadede Street, Bariga, to death after an argument with them at Temple Street, Bariga, Lagos.
In a statement made available to Nationalsketch by Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the suspects attacked the deceased and inflicted injuries on him. He was rushed to the General Hospital, Bariga for treatment before he was confirmed dead.
The suspects are Sunday Onilede, male, 35 year-old, Azan Razak, male, 35 Year-Old and Abdullahi Ibrahim, male, 29, and Fatai Taiwo, m, 40,.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act and directed that the matter be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for proper investigation and prosecution.
In another development, the police operatives attached to Surulere Division have arrested one Peter Arinola, male, at Empire Area, Surulere, Lagos State, with an English Pistol while he was negotiating and harassing one lady “prostitute” for sex.
The suspect intended to use the pistol to intimidate the lady to agree to his terms and the amount he wanted to pay, but the lady insisted on certain amount of money. Peter brought out the pistol and wanted to force the lady to sex. The lady raised alarm and Peter was overpowered and arrested by the people around the brothel.
The police swung into action and further investigation revealed that the suspect used to assist an armed robber (name withheld) to keep the pistol for operations. The police later recovered 5 rounds of ammunition in the room of the lady during the course of their investigation.
The Commissioner of Police has ordered that the owner of the pistol and suspected armed robber, who is at large, be apprehended by all means and brought to book.
While assuring Lagosians of adequate protection of lives and property, CP Hakeem Odumosu vows to go after the criminals and hoodlums in Lagos State.