Lagos ex-Speaker Joko Pelumi, 49 others arrested over death of DSP Officer

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Lagos ex-Speaker Joko Pelumi, 49 others arrested over death of DSP Officer

Mr. Joko Pelumi, an ex-speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly and 49 others have been arrested by the police over an alleged attack and killing of a Police officer.

The Police officer known as Akingboju Akindele, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was killed while trying to effect the arrest of some suspected cultists.

Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, told newsmen that the ex-Speaker, along with others, allegedly attacked and killed Akingboju Akindele.

“On October 27, at about 4:30 PM, a team of Anti Cultism Policemen attached to Area ‘N’ Ijede, were attacked while trying to effect the arrest of some suspected cultists. In the process, a Police officer by name DSP Akingboju Akindele was killed.

“Investigation into the case led to the arrest of 49 suspects, including a former Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Joko Pelumi,” he said.

He also said “The policeman’s rifle was recovered at water front Ijede, where it was buried.

“The other suspects and the former lawmaker will be treated as accomplice.

“All the arrested suspects are currently being investigated at SCIID Panti, Yaba and will be charged to court on Monday,” he said.

(NAN)

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