LAGOS—Lagos State police command, weekend, arrested eight persons for allegedly murdering one Akeem Ajanaku who was attacked at Enu-Owa/Ido Olowu area of Lagos Island.
The suspects, identified as Animashaun Akeem, Qudus Atakoro, Abduramon Onisemo, Muritala Oyejobi, Tabiu Mujib, Iyaniwura Idris, Tayo Oladimeji, and Segun Adeyemi, were arrested by the police at the scene of the murder, while others escaped.
Vanguard learned that on November, 15, 2015, at about 1pm, Ido-Olowa/Enu-owa on Lagos Island, was invaded by thugs armed with cutlasses, axes, guns and other dangerous weapons which they used to attack one Akeem Ajanaku.
According to Supol Segun Adebayo, who reported the case at Central Police Station, Adeniji-Adele, Lagos, “the victim, Akeem Ajanaku, was rushed to Lagos Island General Hospital by the police and other sympathizers; unfortunately, he gave up the ghost.”
The case was later transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Lagos State Police Command, for further investigation.
Vanguard gathered that investigation is still on going to apprehend other members of the gang who are currently on the run.
One of the suspects, Tayo Oladimeji, explained his role: “I was at home sleeping on a Saturday morning when I heard my mum’s voice asking if I wont go to work. Reluctantly, I got up from my bed and headed towards the bathroom to take my bath when I was arrested.’’
Denying the allegation, Segun said: “I don’t know anything. I was in my shop that Monday when policemen came to arrest me, saying I was involved in last Sunday’s fracas on Lagos Island. The only encounter that I had was when some unknown guys came to me at Oduduwa bus stop and collected my wristwatch.
‘’Immediately I was arrested, I called my parents but I couldn’t reach them and then police also seized my phone and brought me here (Lagos command)this morning. While I was in the police custody, I was told that Major and Paulo called my mobile phone. I don’t know the reason they were calling me.”