Nigerian Police Launch Manhunt As Palace Thugs Kill Ex-Councillor In Oworonshoki

Two thugs allegedly working for Baba Oba of Oworonshoki, Baale Idris, have reportedly killed one Honourable Samsondeen Ali, a former councillor Ward ‘B’ – Oworonshoki.

The assailants, who were allegedly working directly with the Baba Oba of Oworonshoki, Baale Idris, were said to be the right hand men of Oba Babatunde Saliu.

They are identified as Nurudeen Suraju and Lukmon Taiwo AKA Bobalabe of Oworonshoki.

A community source who revealed the incident to SaharaReporters on Saturday evening, said that the Precious Seed Community, Oworonshoki was in disarray as the two suspects came into the community claiming some amounts from the deceased who was erecting some blocks to block a pathway.

The source quoted the Divisional Police Officer of Oworonshoki station to have said that the deceased had been to the police station to report the case of some elements carrying items such as “iron rods and cements, which were suspected to be items used in constructing water ways in a street of the community”.
Continuing, the source said, “The DPO visited the pathway and concluded that the space be blocked.

While the deceased was carrying out the assignment, Nurudeen and Lukmon appeared to stop him unless he paid some amount.

“He refused and they pounced on him, hit planks on him and he slumped. Bobalabe dumbfounded, carried him into his car, straight to the hospital,” he said.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that the deceased was brought in dead, and the doctor referred them to a General Hospital.

“On stepping out of the hospital, the culprits took to their heels.”

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However, the police was said to have launched a manhunt of the suspects as the case had been referred to the criminal investigation department in Panti, Yaba.

Efforts of the SaharaReporters to get the reaction of the Lagos State Command of Nigerian Police Force were unsuccessful as the Command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, could not be reached on phone as at the time of filing this report.

A text message sent to him did not also deliver.


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