A member of a kill squad arrested by security operatives attached to the Lagos state police has fingered Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party as its sponsor.
“Chief Bode George bought our operational bus for us and stocked the vehicle with arms and ammunition whenever we were going on operation to confront our opponents.” This was the claim of one of the suspected thugs arrested by the police for the killing of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Otun Azeez, in Isale-Eko area of Lagos Island last year.
The suspects, Adebayo Dipo, 30, Alade Ogbulu, 30, and Kofi Olumede, 21, were paraded yesterday by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Aderanti, at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja.
Dipo, who police described as a sharp shooter, was said to be the one who shot Azeez on the chest.
Responding to the allegations, a close aide of Bode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was said to be out of the country described it as a ploy to tarnish George’s name.
He said: “Since Baba (George) started his political career, he has not bought gun or ammunition for any political thug to kill for him. “Baba has not come across anybody with the name Adebayo Dipo who claimed he (George) bought their operational vehicle and ammunition for them.”