LASU Killings: Police Arrest Man With Damoche’s Phone

LASU Killings: Police Arrest Man With Damoche’s Phone

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man in possession of the phone that belonged to Damilola Olaniyan (Damooche), a 400-level student of the Lagos State University that was killed by suspected cult members in front of the school gate on February 28, 2013.

It was learnt that the suspect is a security guard in the institution.

According to police authorities, a few days after Olaniyan’s death, the security guard took the phone to Ojo Police Division where he told policemen that the phone was given to him by a student.

It was learnt that when the policemen asked the security guard to disclose the identity of the student that gave him the phone, he was unable to do so and was immediately detained.

Olaniyan, a musician who went by the pseudonym, Damino Damoche, has been buried while over 70 suspects have been arrested in connection with his murder.

Confirming the arrest of the security guard, the spokesperson for the state police command, Ngozi Braide, said he was still undergoing interrogation.

“After he (Olaniyan) was killed, his phone was missing. Later on, a security guard at the school brought the phone to the police, saying it was given to him by a student. He was however unable to disclose the identity of the said student which is crucial to investigation,” she said.


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