The Police have arrested some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos following a bloodletting that broke out form what supposed to be a peaceful political meeting in the state at the weekend.
The incident took place on Saturday, July 21, at about 6.00 p.m. during Lagos State PDP visitation meeting at Igbosuku village in Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
The meeting was attended by Lagos State and Local Government party chairmen.
However, towards the end of the meeting, a fracas broke out between contending factions of the party; one faction for the State Chairman, Hon. Moshood Adegoke Sabadon and the other for the Eti-Osa LG Chapter Chairman, Mr Kehinde Fasasi.
In the melee, it was gathered that one Borishade Adeniyi, the Apapa LG PDP Chapter Chairman, was allegedly shot and injured on the leg.
Adeniyi was said to have been rushed to First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, where he was treated but eventually died.
While his corpse was deposited in the hospital mortuary, two other persons allegedly injured during the clash, are also receiving treatment in a hospital in Ajah.
In a quick response, Imohimi Edgal, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State directed the Area Commander in-charge of Area ‘J’ Elemoro, to ensure the arrests of all those involved in the crime.
The Area Command promptly went into action and arrested five principal suspects comprising Mr Kehinde Fasasi, chapter chairman, Eti-Osa LG, Rotimi Kujore, PDP chapter chairman, Lagos Island LG, Alhaji Fatai Adele, PDP chapter chairman, Mushin LG, Mr Ismail Abiola, PDP chapter chairman, Amuwo Odofin LG and Dr Amos Alabi Fawole, PDP chapter chairman, Surulere LG.
The suspects have been transferred to SCID, Panti, for further investigation.
Edgal expressed worry about the use of firearms and the frequency of violence involving the PDP in the state.
He warns that no political party will be allowed to truncate the peace in the state and, therefore, calls on all political parties in Lagos to disarm their members.
“Nobody without necessary authorisation is permitted to bear firearms. Henceforth, political party leaders will be liable for the actions of their supporters.
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