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Lagos State Police Command has debunked reports that it is attempting to cover up the murder of a 37-year-old Sound Engineer, David Sunday Imoh, who was set ablaze on May 12, 2022, while settling an argument between an Okada rider and his colleagues.

Seven suspects, identified as Dahiru Ayuba, Susan Moses, Christopher Dauda, Joseph Tella, Chigozie Anthony, Usman Abubakar and Sunday Azi, are currently in custody for their alleged involvement in the murder crime.

The write-up, which the Command described as a cunningly-crafted work of fiction ill-intended by some unpatriotic persons and warmongers to cause disaffection, and possibly ethnic war, had claimed that the suspects were allegedly paid One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000) each to admit and take the fall for murder.

A statement issued on Monday by the State Police Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, read: “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a write-up making the rounds on social media by a faceless DSS officer, claiming a cover-up by the Police in the unfortunate lynching on May 12, 2022.

“ The Lagos State Police Command again confirms that the Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division, arrived at the active crime scene, promptly arrested four suspects, and rescued the other two persons under attack. The numerous observers of the arrests, some of whom made videos, can attest to this.

“ It is therefore ridiculous, frivolous and laughable that the suspects were allegedly paid a miserly One Hundred Thousand Naira each to admit and take the fall for murder.

“ Further investigation by the State Criminal Investigation Department led to the arrest of two other suspects. All six suspects were paraded before the press by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc, mnim, psc on May 20, 2022. A seventh suspect, Usman Abubakar, aged 22 (not the mastermind), who literally poured petrol on the victim, was eventually arrested the next day. This brings the total number of arrested suspects to seven.

“ Furthermore, not only has the State Director of DSS in Lagos State confirmed to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police that the alleged Officer was unknown to them, he equally confirmed that the DSS neither arrested nor handed over any suspect to the Police.

“CP Alabi, therefore, urges Nigerians to disregard the write-up as a mischievous attempt by fifth columnists to cause trouble within the country.”

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