|Baale, Other High Profile Community Members Arrested Over Murder Of Globacom Boss, Mike Adenuga's Inlaw Tajudeen Disu In Land Grab Mess.|
police have arrested the Baale - local chief - and other high profile
members of Okunraye community in the Lekki area of Lagos state over the
death of Tajudeen Disu, the in law of Globacom chairman, Mike Adenuga.|
The late Disu was the father Jameel Disu, the husband of Dr Adenuga's daughter Bella.
|The numbers of those in police net in connection with the tragic incident which happened yesterday is given as 10.|
Disu, the Managing Director of Lekki Worldwide Investment Company in charge of the Lekki Free Trade Zone was reportedly shot dead at Okunraye area in a land grab fracas.
The development was reportedly the fallout of violent clash with law enforcers by youths of the community that resulted in death of two.
The Okunraye youths were reportedly protesting alleged seizure of their land by the organisation Disu represents.
The killing of Disu had attracted strong condemnation - including heavy urging by state governor Akinwunmi Ambode to fish out the killers.
The police in an interaction with national newspaper this confirm the arrest of 10 individuals in ongoing 'diligent investigation' into the incident.
The paper quotes the state Police Public Relations Officer, Joseph Offor, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) with the revelations
“Immediately the incident happened, the police were able to restore peace and they also arrested 20 persons in connection with the incident including the Baale (chief) of the community.”
And THISDAY went on to report that it 'however gathered that although 20 suspects were initially arrested, 10 of them were later released after they had been profiled and found innocent of the said allegations.
'However, Offor said the police still have the Baale and the chairman of the O'odua Peoples Congress (OPC) and other high profile community members in their custody.
Also, the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said the police have swung into action and investigations have commenced into ascertaining what really happened.
He said: “We have so far arrested 10 suspects and the arrests we have made are of those who were directly responsible. We are in the state of the operation.
“We would do a diligent investigation and we would ensure that those people behind the fracas and death – not just the people we see on the road are perpetrators – and there may be sponsors, are brought to book.
“We will go after these sponsors and I can assure you that we will ensure the investigation is carried out as speedily as possible and we will make sure they are diligently prosecuted.”
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