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Seven Arrested Over Ajah Killings

Seven suspects have been arrested by the police over the killing of five youths at Ajah area of Lagos last week in Lagos.

Xavier Ndanyongmong

Seven suspects alleged to have been involved in the killing of five youths at Ajah area last week in Lagos have been arrested by the Police just as the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Oyebanji branch, Lagos Island, Alhaji Mustapha Adekunle, aka Seego wanted by the police has disappeared into thin air. It was reliably gathered that the Police who have commenced investigation on the matter has succeeded in apprehending some of the notorious youths who were alleged to have questions to answer in the killing.

The Police Public Relations officer, Lagos command, Ken Nwosu who confirmed the arrest could not state specifically the number of suspects as at the time of this report, but revealed that the police are still working round the clock to arrest others mentioned in the killings. Source revealed that Seego was alleged to be the principal suspect has gone into hiding even as the police have laid a manhunt to arrest him for probe.

Meanwhile, tension continue to mount on Lagos Island and Ajah area of Lagos state as some aggrieved youths supporting both the five boys that were shot dead and their opponents planned a reprisal attacks on each other. It will be recalled that the victims who belong to a villainous group on the Lagos Island were alleged to have been shot dead by a suspected rival group along Ajah road. It was gathered that the deceased along with other youths from LagosIsland went for a naming ceremony at Ajah area of the state on wednesday afternoon and were returning home in a chartered bus when another set of hoodlums opened fire on the bus and killed five of the occupants, while the driver of the vehicle and one other youth escaped the attack.

The deceased, Samson aka Songa, Ganiyu aka Asaro, Idris aka Aloma, Ladi and one other were said to be boys loyal to the chairman of the National Union of Road Transport workers (NURTW), Oyebanji branch, Lagos Island, Alhaji Mustapha Adio Adekunle (aka. SEEGO). Sources said the death spark controversy as relatives of the deceased and their leader Seego at the early hour of Thursday gathered and started attacking relatives of those suspected to be responsible for the killing.

It was gathered that the miscreants who claimed to be protesting the brutal killing of the five boys touched houses belonging to Olokodana family on the Island. Also, the residence and lock-up shop belonging to one Tunde (Alalbi Yellow) alleged to have caused the killing was invaded by the hoodlums. According to our source, the real cause of the trouble started last week Sunday on the Island when Seego and another leader of a notorious boys group identified as Tunde (Alabi Yellow) met at a social gathering where Seego asked Yellow to bow for him but he refused. Sources said Seego then ordered his boys to deal with Yellow and they tore his clothes and stab him on the head while one Songo was killed.

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