Former Lagos Speaker, Others Kill Police Officer

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  • Former Lagos Speaker, Others Kill  Police Officer

The Nigeria Police Force have arrested Mr. Joko Pelumi, a former Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, and 49 others over the killing of a police officer attached to the anti-cultism unit.

Imohimi Edgal, Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, told newsmen that the former speaker Pelumi, along others attacked and killed Akingboju Akindele, a deputy superintendent of police while trying to arrest some suspected cultists.

“On Oct. 27, at about 4:30 p.m, a team of Anti Cultism policemen attached to Area ‘N’ Ijede, were attacked while trying to effect the arrest of some suspected cultists,” Edgal said.

“In the process, a police officer by name DSP Akingboju Akindele was killed.”

“Investigation into the case led to the arrest of 49 suspects including a former Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Joko Pelumi.”

According to Edgal, the suspects were traced to the Pelumi’s house where they were reportedly hiding after killing DSP Akingboju Akindele.

He said the suspects had been narrowed down to five, the ones that actively took part in the crime. However, the former lawmaker and the rest would be treated as an accomplice.

“The policeman’s rifle had been recovered at water front Ijede where it was burried.”

“The other suspects and the former lawmaker will be treated as accomplice.”

“All the arrested suspects are currently being investigated at SCIID Panti, Yaba and would be charged to court on Monday.” he said.

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