Eight ar­rested for killing po­lice­man, church­goer, woman in La­gos

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THe La­gos State Po­lice Com­mand, on Wednesday, said it had ar­rested three sus­pects, Paul Peter, Rasaki Ibrahim and Dami­lare Abim­bola, for al­legedly killing one Kay­ode Ba­balola in the Alapere area of the state.

The state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Ha­keem odu­mosu, said Ba­balola was on his way to a vigil when he was at­tacked and dis­pos­sessed of his valu­ables, adding that the sus­pects sub­se­quently threw him into a canal.

The CP, who ad­dressed jour­nal­ists on Wednesday dur­ing a pa­rade of sus­pects, stated, “on De­cem­ber 11, 2019, one Kay­ode Ba­balola, 50, who left his of­fice at Ore­gun in the Ikeja area for a vigil at a church in Ketu was at­tacked on a street in the Alapere area by the trio of Paul Peter, 22; Rasaki Ibrahim, 22; and Dami­lare Abim­bola.

“He was dis­pos­sessed of his two phones and other per­sonal ef­fects be­fore be­ing con­veyed in a wheel­bar­row and thrown into a canal. The body of the de­ceased is still miss­ing. The sus­pects have con­fessed to the crime. They will be charged soon.”

In a sim­i­lar de­vel­op­ment, four sus­pects, Ugochukwu Udochukwu, Chi­diebere Nnanna, Sa­muel Nnanna and David obi, have been ar­rested for stab­bing a lady, moradeun Ba­lo­gun, to death.

odu­mosu said the sus­pects per­pe­trated the crime af­ter dis­pos­sess­ing Ba­lo­gun of her valu­ables around the NCIE bus stop in the Gba­gada area of the state, adding that they would be charged.

He stated, “on De­cem­ber 3, 2019, around 7pm, one moradeun Ba­lo­gun, 28, was at­tacked on her way from work at the NCIE bus stop, Gba­gada. The de­ceased was stabbed in her neck and her Len­ovo com­puter lap­top was stolen. Four sus­pects, Ugochukwu Udochukwu, Chi­diebere Nnanna, Sa­muel Nnanna and David obi, were ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the crime.

“The sus­pects are giv­ing use­ful in­for­ma­tion to aid the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, af­ter which they will be charged.”

An­other sus­pect, Amaechi Uzohma, has been ar­rested for al­legedly killing a po­lice­man, Sergeant Ifio­bor Collins, in the Ifako-ijaye area of ogba, La­gos.

odu­mosu said Collins and his col­leagues were on pa­trol when hood­lums at­tacked them, killed the vic­tim and snatched his ri­fle, adding that the sus­pect would be charged.

The CP also said the po­lice had con­cluded in­ves­ti­ga­tion

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• Some of the sus­pects

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