Police Arrest 5 PDP Chieftains Over Killing of Party LG Chairman

The Lagos State Police Command, on Sunday, said it has detained for interrogation five chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state over the killing of one, Borishade Adeniyi, Chairman, PDP Apapa chapter.
The Chairman was reportedly shot Saturday after a meeting between factions of the party ended in violence.
Adeniyi, who was known as the ‘Doyen of PDP LG Chapter Chairmen in Lagos State,’ was allegedly shot and injured in the leg during the meeting which held at Igbosuku village in Eti-Osa local council.
The injured chieftain was rushed to First Consultant Hospital in Obalende where he died from the gunshot injuries.
Edgal Imohimi, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, in a statement on Sunday said the victim’s body had been deposited in the hospital’s mortuary.
“Two other persons allegedly injured during the clash, are also receiving treatment in a hospital in Ajah,” Imohimi said.
“The fracas broke out between contending factions of the party; one faction for the State Chairman, Hon. Moshood Adegoke Salvador and the other for the Eti-Osa LG Chapter Chairman, Engr Kehinde Fasasi towards the end of the meeting.”
The arrest of the five men was confirmed by the command’s spokesman, CSP Chike Oti in a statement, stressing that what was supposed to be a peaceful political meeting of PDP members ended in “unnecessary bloodletting.”
“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 suspects.
“Pursuant to the directive, five of the principal suspects were arrested, viz: chapter Chairman, Eti-Osa LG, Engr. Kehinde Fasasi; PDP chapter Chairman, Lagos Island LG, Mr. Rotimi Kujore; PDP chapter Chairman, Mushin LG, Alhaji Fatai Adele; PDP chapter Chairman, Amuwo Odofin LG, Mr. Ismail Abiola; and PDP chapter Chairman, Surulere LG, Dr. Amos Alabi Fawole,” he said.
Oti said that the five suspects have been transferred to SCIID, Panti, for further investigation.

Author: News Editor

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