…as OPC members beat man to death in Bariga
By: Okosun Dennis
Police operatives attached to Surulere Division have arrested one Peter Arinola, at Empire Area, Surulere, Lagos State, with an English Pistol while he was negotiating and harassing one lady “prostitute” for sex.
The Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said on Sunday that the suspect used 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.
As a result, Peter brought out the pistol and wanted to force the lady to have sex hence she raised alarm and Peter was overpowered and arrested by the people around the brothel.
As soon as the police was alerted, they swung into action as further investigation has revealed that the suspect used to assist an armed robber (name withheld) to keep the pistol for operations.
The police later recovered five 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.
In another development, four members of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) have been arrested by operatives attached to Bariga Division of the Lagos State Police Command for beating and stabbing one Tochukwu Chidi, 35, of No 76 Arobadede Street, Bariga to death after a hitted argument with them at Temple Street, Bariga, Lagos.
The incident which took place on Saturday, 13th February, 2021, led to the arrest of the four persons.
The suspects are Sunday Onilede, 35, Azan Razak, 35, Abdullahi Ibrahim, 29, and Fatai Taiwo, 40, all male.
The suspects attacked the deceased and inflicted injuries on him but was later rushed to the General Hospital, Bariga for treatment before he was confirmed dead.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, who condemned the act has directed that the matter be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for proper investigation and prosecution.