A man, identified as Samuel Adeniyi, has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend with a sledgehammer.
The suspect was paraded by Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa, alongside 66 other suspects at the Police Officers Mess, Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday.
The CP disclosed that the suspect claimed his motive for killing his girlfriend was because he suspected that she may end their relationship.
He said, “One Samuel Adeniyi got consumed by emotions and smashed the head of his girlfriend, and killed her. He (Adeniyi) said he suspected that the girl may leave him and perhaps for just that reason, he killed her and ran away. We have succeeded in arresting him and recovering the sledgehammer that he used and we will bring him to justice.”
In the same vein, the Command also paraded no less than 66 suspects for alleged cases of armed robbery, unlawful possession of arms, impersonation, cultism, murder.
The suspects were arrested within a month of the Command rejigged its security architecture through Operation Flush, which is aimed at raiding criminal hideouts and arresting suspected cultists, and armed traffic robbers, among others.
Among those paraded are six suspects arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of a Police Officer.
The suspects are Salami Ahmed ‘m’ aged 30, Ismaila Adio ‘m’ aged 22, Toheeb Muri ‘m’ aged 23, Seyi Olajide ‘m’ aged 24, Nelson Sunday ‘m’ aged 34 and James Nnamani ‘m’ aged 24.
The CP said,“On 3rd of August 2023 at about 2200hrs, based on intelligence gathering on the armed robbery incident around Airport hotel Ikeja that led to the brutal murder of a police officer and the carting away of his rifle, operatives of the Command embarked on a discreet investigation and arrested one Salami Ahmed ‘m’ aged 30, Ismaila Adio ‘m’ aged 22, Toheeb Muri ‘m’ aged 23, Seyi Olajide ‘m’ aged 24, Nelson Sunday ‘m’ aged 34 and James Nnamani ‘m’ aged 24 at their hideout in Alagbado and Amikanle areas of Lagos State.
“One AK47 rifle with twenty-one rounds of live ammunition was recovered. This syndicate is also responsible for robbing a popular nightclub in Ikeja on 19th of July 2023.”
The Police also recovered a total of 14 firearms including two AK47 rifles, one of them locally fabricated, two locally fabricated toy guns, 15 live cartridges, four expended cartridges, 25 live ammunition, five machetes, 34 bags of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, six vehicles, two bags containing fake US Dollars, fake Pound Sterling note.
Others are two award plaques from Buccaneer fraternity, one Buccaneer banner, a pair of police camouflage uniforms, a jackknife, a police identity card, two hoods, black pipes, some quantity of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, and sixty-six kegs of fake Total engine oil.
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