Fidelity bank banner Atiku Obi Campaign banner Newsexpress banner Camano banner
2 die as political thugs clash in Lagos

By Mateen Badru on 18/10/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 645

•Lagos CP Imohimi Edgal
•Lagos CP Imohimi Edgal

Lagos State Police Command said it arrested 21 suspected political thugs following the death of two suspected cultists at a political rally in Obanikoro area of the state.

The command spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.

Oti said the two suspected cultists were on the police wanted list for their roles in various cult clashes in the state.

“Yesterday being Oct. 17 at about 5:15 pm, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Pedro Police Station, received a call that two persons, later identified as Ibrahim a.k.a Small Japron and one Solo were killed at a political gathering.’’

He said the gathering was “organised by Hon. Ademorin Kuye, at a place called Home Touch, situated at No. 228, Ikorodu Road by Obanikoro Way.

“The deceased persons, who had been involved in several cult clashes, were on the wanted list of the police for leading several cult fights in the Shomolu, Bariga, Fadeyi and Ojuelegba areas of the state.

“They were trailed to the gathering by a rival cult group who invaded the arena and began to attack people.

“The fight was however brought to an end by the police who arrived quickly at the scene and made some arrests.

“Unfortunately the notorious cultists, Ibrahim (a.k.a Japron) and Solo, died as a result of injuries sustained during the fight.

“Recall that the command had on Sept. 10, issued a press statement warning politicians not to gather in public places without notifying it to enable adequate provision of security and prevent hoodlums from hijacking such events.

“Regrettably, the host of the political meeting, Hon. Ademorin Kuye, did not inform the police of his intention to host his supporters.

“Meanwhile, 21 persons have so far been arrested in connection with the case and are currently been questioned by homicide detectives of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba.’’

Oti added that the command has also invited Kuye for questioning.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal, has ordered a manhunt for the perpetrators of this dastardly act,” he said, adding that the perpetrators would be prosecuted.

“He once again requests politicians to inform the police before gathering in public places.

“He noted that until INEC gives the go ahead, political campaigns at this time is illegal and those in breach of the electoral law will be made to face the full wrath of the law,” Oti added. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 18/10/2018 7:10:11 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
DSS raises security alert ahead of Sallah, apprehends...

EU leaders reach deal on migration

Most states bankrupt despite bailout; Governors to run...

Cloudy weather to prevail on Thursday — NiMET...

Foreigners responsible for Southern Kaduna killings, El-Rufai insists...

Military sustains war against rustlers, armed bandits

5,000 Bayelsa APC members, ex-Commissioners defect to PDP...

Abuja hospital to pay N1m damages for wrong...

The need for simplicity and transparency

Ikpeazu floors APC candidate at Abia Governorship Election...

Delta moves to strengthen mathematics, science education

Why I killed my mistress, 14-year-old girl confesses...

 

Latest News Meet the most powerful lobbyist in America who arranged Atiku’s US visit Buhari expresses shock over Borno campaign tragedy Group takes Atiku campaign to polling units, pledges 15m votes Miyetti Allah endorses Ugwuanyi for second term Hope rises for 63 disengaged staff of Ebonyi Varsity as committee begin sitting 27 soldiers arrested in Venezuela after rising against President New police boss: Same old story FG releases N163b to universities but ASUU not yet to call off strike Gas explosion kills four in Akwa Ibom Imo Guber: Why we won’t vote Uche Nwosu — Nkwerre Ieaders UNICEF, Bayelsa Govt commence school enrolment drive campaign to reduce school drop-out Eagles ex-star, Sodje, two brothers jailed for misappropriating African charity funds

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (441,764 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (400,631 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (334,328 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (287,382 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (252,662 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (231,679 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (215,870 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (197,139 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (184,313 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (172,753 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (170,219 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (156,134 views)

 

JAMB 2019 Reg

CBN banner

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,972) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (985) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (580) Features (704) Global Business Monitor (314) International (3,007) Interview (170) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (151) Maggie's Blog (117) News (42,588) Opinion (1,180) Pidgin (16) Politics (8,853) Religion (942) Sports (1,869) Stock Watch (36) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera