5 PDP Leaders Arrested Over Killing Of LG Chapter Chairman During Party Meeting
The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday arrested and detained for interrogation five chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state over the killing of one Mr. Borishade Adeniyi, chairman, PDP Apapa chapter.
Adeniyi was on Saturday shot dead during a meeting of party members.
Chike Oti, Lagos command police spokesman, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, said the shooting occurred at Igbosuku village, Eti-Osa LGA, where the meeting held.
The police spokesman said that a fracas broke out between the factions loyal to Moshood Salvador, a factional state chairman of the party, and Kehinde Fasasi, Eti-Osa LGA chairman.
Adeniyi was reportedly shot on the leg in the process, while two other persons sustained injuries.
Oti said he was taken to First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, where he gave up the ghost.
The statement read: “What supposed to be a peaceful political meeting of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) members, in Lagos state, regrettably ended in unnecessary bloodletting.”
“The incident took place on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at about 1800hrs, during Lagos state PDP visitation meeting at Igbosuku village, Eti-Osa LGA, attended by Lagos state and local government PDP chairmen.
“However, towards the end of the meeting, fracas broke out between contending factions of the party; one faction for the state chairman, Hon. Moshood Adegoke Salvador and the other for the Eti-Osa LG chapter chairman, Engr Kehinde Fasasi.
“In the melee, one Hon. Borishade Adeniyi, the Apapa LG PDP chapter chairman, recognised also as the Doyen of PDP LG chapter chairmen in Lagos state, was allegedly shot and injured on the leg.
“He was rushed to First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, where he was treated but eventually died. Corpse of the deceased is deposited in the hospital mortuary. Two other persons allegedly injured during the clash, are also receiving treatment in a hospital in Ajah.”
“In a swift reaction, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal, directed the Area Commander in charge of Area ‘J’ Elemoro, to ensure the arrest of all suspects.
“Pursuant to the directive, five of the principal suspects were arrested, viz: chapter chairman, Eti-Osa LG, Engr. Kehinde Fasasi; PDP chapter chairman, Lagos Island LG, Mr. Rotimi Kujore; PDP chapter chairman, Mushin LG, Alhaji Fatai Adele; PDP chapter chairman, Amuwo Odofin LG, Mr. Ismail Abiola; and PDP chapter chairman, Surulere LG, Dr. Amos Alabi Fawole.”
Oti said that the five suspects have been transferred to SCIID, Panti, for further investigation.