Police Arrest Eight Suspected Cultists Over Attack On Tinubu’s Convoy In Lagos


The Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, has arrested eight persons in connection with the attack on the convoy of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, last month in Lagos.

 

Tinubu's convoy was attacked by hoodlums shortly after he arrived Lagos on June 19, 2022, from Abuja after emerging as his party’s flag bearer in the presidential primaries. He was on his way to the Oba of Lagos's palace when the hoodlums attacked his convoy.

 

”The suspects are cultists. They belong to Aiye, Eiye, Oju Akpaco and Esuru boys confraternities. They have mentioned the name of the sponsor of the attack,who is at large.

 


In another development, the Zone’s Monitoring Unit has arrested seven suspected members of a syndicate that broke into Jus Partners Cosmopolitan Limited, a telecommunication company in Yaba area of Lagos, on June 20, 2022.


Explaining how the suspects were arrested in different areas of the State, the Zonal Public Relations Officer, said, when the information reached the AIG, Bode Adeleke, he directed the zone’s monitoring unit headed by CSP Uba Adams to uncover the cabal.


A team of covert detectives reportedly accompanied the complainant to Alaba International market and directed the company’s representative who pretended to be a customer, to identify the stolen cable from the section of cable stores.


Some of the cables were said to have been found in one of the shops.
Police sources hinted that “Photographs of the exact cable were shown and to show commitment, the company was directed to make a down payment of N500,000 before the company’s representative could be taken to the warehouse, where he could get the needed quantity.


A deal that struck and money was remitted into the account of one Felix Onyema, who turned out to be the principal suspect. The cables were traced to Onyema’s residence at Sibiri area of the State. But he has gone into hiding.


SP Idris-Adamu gave the identities of the culprits as Sunday Alagbogu, 47; Celestine Nnailo, 40; Obinna Jonathan; Onyedika Vincent, 22; Sylvester Nwajagu, 47; Obinna Onu, 39 and 32-year-old Blessing Onyema , wife of the principal suspect, Felix Onyema, who is currently at large.

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