Five members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for their involvement in a fracas that had claimed the life of the Apapa LG PDP Chapter Chairman, Honourable Borishade Adeniyi, with two others injured.
The incident it was gathered took place on Saturday, July 21st, 2018, at about 6pm during the Lagos State PDP Visitation meeting at Igbosuku village, Eti-Osa LGA. The meeting which was well attended by the state and local government PDP Chairmen later resulted in a dispute between two factions of the party.
According to the Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal the suspects are – Engr Kehinde Fasasi, chapter chairman Eti-Osa LG, Hon. Rotimi Kujore, PDP chapter chairman, Lagos Island LG, Alhaji Fatai Adele, PDP chapter chairman, Mushin LG, Mr. Ismail Abiola, PDP chapter chairman, Amuwo Odofin LG and Dr. Amos Alabi Fawole, PDP chapter chairman, Surulere LG.
Edgal who spoke on the arrest of the suspects said, ” what was supposed to be a peaceful political meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) members, in Lagos state, regrettably ended in unnecessary bloodletting. ” Towards the end of the meeting, a fracas broke out between contending factions of the party; one faction for the State
Chairman, Hon. Moshood Adegoke Sabadon and the other for the Eti-Osa LG Chapter Chairman, Engr. Kehinde Fasasi. ” In the melee, one Hon. Borishade Adeniyi, the Apapa LG PDP Chapter Chairman, recognised also as the Doyen of PDP LG Chapter Chairmen in Lagos State, was allegedly shot and injured on the leg. ” He was rushed to First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, where he was treated but eventually died. Corpse of the deceased is deposited in the hospital mortuary. Two other persons allegedly injured during the clash, are also receiving treatment in a hospital in Ajah.
” In a swift reaction, directed the Area Commander in-charge of Area ‘J’ Elemoro, to ensure the arrests of all those involved in the crime. Pursuant to the directive, five of the principal suspects were arrested.” Our correspondent also learnt that the five suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department(SCIID), Panti for further investigation.
Recall that on July 12th, 2018, two suspected party thugs, Wale Oye, 37 and Ganiyu Ajiboluwa, 47, were arrested at Festac Extention by Apple Junction, Amuwo Odofin with two pump action rifles given to them by their hirer identified as Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Lagos State House of Assembly.
The suspects had also claimed they were given the firearms to escort Hon. Olorunrinu to a political rally. The said Olorunrinu was arrested and is helping the police in the investigation of the case.
The Commissioner of Police therefore warned saying, no political party will be allowed to truncate the peace in the state. ” I call on all political parties in Lagos to disarm their members as nobody without necessary authorisation is permitted to bear firearms. Also henceforth, political party leaders will be liable for the actions of their supporters,” he warned.