Four OPC members apprehended for stabbing man to death

Four members of the Oodua People’s Congress have been arrested for allegedly beating and stabbing a 35-year-old man, Tochukwu Chidi, to death in the Bariga area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that Chidi had an argument with the OPC men, which degenerated into a fight, and in the process, the OPC members allegedly stabbed him to death.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Sunday that operatives attached to the Bariga Police Division arrested the OPC members, who allegedly stabbed Chidi, 35, to death after an argument with them on Temple Street, Bariga.

Adejobi stated, “The suspects attacked the deceased and inflicted injuries on him. He was rushed to the General Hospital, Bariga, for treatment but he was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

“The suspects are Sunday Onilede, 35; Azan Razak, 35; Abdullahi Ibrahim, 29; and Fatai Taiwo, 40. The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act and directed that the matter be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba for proper investigation and prosecution.”

In another development, Adejobi said police personnel attached to the Surulere Division arrested one Peter Arinola with an English pistol while he was harassing a commercial sex worker.

The PPRO stated, “The suspect intended to use the pistol to intimidate the lady to agree to his terms and the amount he wanted to pay, but the lady insisted on a certain amount of money. Peter brought out the pistol and wanted to force the lady to have sex with him.

“The lady raised the alarm and Peter was overpowered and arrested by the people around the brothel. The police swung into action and further investigation revealed that the suspect used to assist an armed robber (name withheld) to keep the pistol for operations.

“The police later recovered five rounds of ammunition in the room of the lady during the course of their investigation. The CP has ordered that the owner of the pistol and the suspected armed robber, who is at large, be apprehended by all means and brought to justice.”

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