The Lagos State Police Command yesterday said the suspect arrested in connection with the death of a former member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and a member of the Editorial Board of The Guardian Newspapers, Olakunle Fadipe, was still recuperating in the hospital.
The Lagos lawyer was murdered on Thursday, July 3, in cold blood after he was stabbed in the neck and armpit inside his sitting room at Harmony Estate, College Road, Ogba.
The suspect had also stabbed the deceased’s son, Folarin and his mother-in-law before he was apprehended and detained at Olowosokedile Police Station and later transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba.
The state police spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the suspect was still in the hospital responding to treatment after he was severely injured by the local security operatives popularly called ‘OPC’ during his attack on the lawyer.
She said: “The suspect is still very ill, you know he was seriously wounded and we need to give him time to recover a bit before interrogation.
“In few days we will know whether it was purely an armed robbery case or if thee was an other motive. For now he is still in a terrible state but that does not mean that we are not doing investigation. We shall brief you about our findings soon.”