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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Police arrest 5 PDP chairmen as shot Apapa LG leader dies

Police arrest 5 PDP chairmen as shot Apapa LG leader dies

The Lagos state Police Command has arrested five chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This followed the violence that erupted on Saturday around 6pm during PDP visitation meeting at Igbosuku village, Eti-Osa LGA, attended by Lagos state and Local Government PDP Chairmen.

The command spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, in a statement on Sunday, said towards the end of the meeting, fracas broke out between contending factions of the party; one faction for the State Chairman, Hon. Moshood Adegoke Sabadon and the other for the Eti-Osa LG Chapter Chairman, Engr Kehinde Fasasi.

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In the melee, one Hon. Borishade Adeniyi, the Apapa LG PDP Chapter Chairman, recognised also as the Doyen of PDP LG Chapter Chairmen in Lagos State, was allegedly shot and injured.

He was rushed to a hospital in Obalende, Lagos, where he was treated but eventually died.

His corpse has been deposited in the hospital’s mortuary while two other persons allegedly injured during the clash are receiving treatment in a hospital in Ajah.

Oti noted that in a swift reaction, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal, directed the Area Commander in-charge of Area ‘J’ Elemoro, to ensure the arrest of all those involved in the crime.

He said: “Pursuant to the directive, five of the principal suspects were arrested; viz: Engr Kehinde Fasasi, chapter chairman, Eti-Osa LG; Hon. Rotimi Kujore, PDP chapter chairman, Lagos Island LG; Alhaji Fatai Adele, PDP chapter chairman, Mushin LG; Mr. Ismail Abiola, PDP chapter chairman, Amuwo Odofin LG and Dr. Amos Alabi Fawole, PDP chapter chairman, Surulere LG.

“The five suspects have been transferred to SCIID, Panti, for further investigation.

“The CP is worried about the use of firearms and the frequency of violence involving the PDP in the state. It will be recalled that on the 12/07/2018, two suspected party thugs, Wale Oye, 37 and Ganiyu Ajiboluwa, 47, were arrested at Festac Extention by Apple Junction, Amuwo Odofin with two pump action rifles given to them by their hirer, one Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Lagos State House of Assembly, to escort him to a political rally.

“The said Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu was arrested and they are all helping the police in the investigation of the case.”

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The statement added that no political party will be allowed to truncate the peace in the state.

The commissioner also warned all political parties in Lagos to disarm their members as nobody without necessary authorisation is permitted to bear firearms.

He added that henceforth, political party leaders will be liable for the actions of their supporters.

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