Lagos State Government has condemned the May 12 mob attack by commercial motorcycle riders on a sound engineer, Mr David Imoh, who was killed in Lekki, promising that justice will be done.
The state’s taskforce on environmental offences arrested 10 commercial motorcyclists and impounded 123 motorcycles operating in the Lekki area on Monday as a consequence of the murder.
The police had earlier arrested four persons over their alleged participation in the murder of Imoh, 38, and promised to continue the manhunt.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, stated on Monday that he had spoken with Imoh’s family members and that two survivors of the condemnable act were in still hospital.
He extended the condolences of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and said the state government would address the root cause of the mob attack and similar incidents, which had caused public anxiety.
He said, “Government implores residents to remain calm as police continue to investigate the matter.
“Lagos has no room for savagery and anybody found to have been involved in the barbarism will surely face the law.
“We condemn and will not condone any kind of jungle justice no matter who the perpetrators are.”
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The Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a suspected ritualist, Isaac Ezekiel, for allegedly plucking the eyes of a 16-year-old boy, Uzairu Salisu.
Two accomplices, Nensok Bawa, 38, and Yohana Luka, aka Doctor Samu, 52, were also arrested in connection with the crime, which happened at Yelwa community, in the Bauchi area of the state.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident happened around 9am on June 24 when Ezekiel lured Salisu to do a casual job for him on a farm in the community.
Salisu was said to be doing the job when the suspect allegedly used a wire to strangulate him till he lost consciousness.
Afterwards, the 32-year-old reportedly used a knife to pluck out the two eyes of the minor and abandoned him on the farm.
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The ward head, Mohammed Lawal, who was among the people who found the minor writhing in pain, alerted the police to the incident.
The victim was said to have identified Ezekiel as the culprit, leading to his arrest.
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