- The Lagos state police command has commenced investigation into a murder case
- The murder case is that of Late Borishade Adeniyi, a Lagos-based politician
- Late Adeniyi was the chairman of the PDP in Apapa local government area of the state before his murder
The Lagos state police commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, has called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with evidence on the mystery surrounding the death of the Apapa local government PDP chapter chairman, Borishade Adeniyi, to bring it before him to aid investigation by detectives.
The commissioner's request was disclosed to newsmen by the spokesman of the command, Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP).
He said the attention of the command has been drawn to the claim by the PDP in the state that it has evidence as regards the circumstances surrounding the murder of Adeniyi at Igbosuku village, Eti-Osa local government area of Lagos on Saturday, July 21, during a political meeting.
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His words: “The Lagos CP urges the party to come forward with the evidence it claimed to have as reported in some sections of the media to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, SCIID Panti Yaba for necessary action. The command assures the party of diligent investigation.
“Meanwhile, all 11 suspects arrested in connection with the murder have been charged to court. However, this does not preclude further investigation into the case with a view to arresting other suspects linked to the crime. The CP warns all political parties in the state to conduct their affairs peacefully as the command will not tolerate political brigandage that can result in a breach of the public peace."
The police had arrested 11 suspects after a shooting incident that claimed the life of Adeniyi during the meeting. The deceased known as the doyen of PDP in the area, was shot and injured on the leg. He was rushed to First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, where he was treated but eventually died.
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Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently described the PDP as “a dead party, not capable of capturing Lagos in 2019.”
The assistant publicity secretary of the APC in the state, Abiodun Salami, made the remark in an interview with NAN in Lagos.
Salami was reacting to an assertion by the publicity secretary of PDP in the state, Taofik Gani that the opposition party would win Lagos and take over government in 2019.
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