An Assistant Superintendent of Police, Salawu Kazeem, has been arrested and detained by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly torturing a 21-year-old carpenter, Ganiyu Akinyemi, to death in the Aboru area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Kazeem and two accomplices, identified only as Yusuf and other unknown, were arrested by the Oke Odo Police Division on Tuesday. It was gathered that Kazeem was attached to the Ogun State Police Command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, Ogun State, but lived on Omifisoye Avenue, Ago Estate, Aboru.
Ganiyu, who hailed from Aiyetoro in the Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, was staying with his parents in the area. Our correspondent gathered that on Monday at about 5pm, the ASP and four men had come to the deceased’s apartment on Victor Fagbemi Street, Aboru. They had reportedly accused the carpenter of stealing three T-shirts in a house where he went to work the previous week.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the house, where Ganiyu allegedly stole the shirts, was also where the ASP lived. It was gathered that the ASP arrested Ganiyu and told his family that he would detain him at the nearest police station. Read more