May 29, 2017

Suspected killers of LASTMA officers arrested

Suspected killers of LASTMA officers arrested

Two commercial motorcycle riders suspected to have participated in the lynching of a zonal commander, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Olatunji Bakare, have been arrested by the police.

The suspects – Abubakar Ibrahim, 25; and 23-year-old Usman Ahmad– were paraded at the state police command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday.

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A mob in the Liverpool area of Apapa had killed the commander on December 15, 2016, in retaliation for the death of a motor boy, who was allegedly hit by a LASTMA van.

Bakare, who led his men to the area to arrest erring motorists, was stoned until he gave up the ghost.

After a video which revealed the dastardly act went viral, the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, petitioned the state police command to fish out the perpetrators. The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the two suspects, said the police were on the trail of others involved in the killing. Read more 

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