22-year-old Man Poured Petrol On Slain Lekki Engineer, Police Reveal
The Lagos State Police Command on Monday revealed the identity of a 22-year-old who allegedly doused a sound engineer, David Imoh, with petrol as he was lynched in the Lekki area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, said in a statement that the number of suspects arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of David had risen to seven.
The PPRO mentioned the seventh suspect as 22-year-old Usman Abubakar.
David was allegedly beaten and set ablaze by motorcyclists in the Admiralty area of Lekki in Lagos on May 12, 2022.
The police said in a statement:
The Command wishes to debunk this write-up as nothing but a cunningly-crafted work of fiction ill-intended by some unpatriotic persons and war mongers to cause disaffection, and possibly ethnic war, amongst Nigerians.
The Lagos State Police Command again confirms that the Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division arrived at the active crime scene , promptly arrested four suspects and rescued the other two persons under attack. The numerous observers of the arrests, some of whom made videos, can attest to this.
It is therefore ridiculous, frivolous and laughable that the suspects were allegedly paid a miserly One Hundred Thousand Naira each to admit and take the fall for murder.
Further investigation by the State Criminal Investigation Department led to the arrest of two other suspects. All six suspects were paraded before the press by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc, mnim, psc on May 20, 2022. A seventh suspect, Usman Abubakar, aged 22 (not the mastermind), who literally poured petrol on the victim, was eventually arrested the next day. This brings the total number of arrested suspects to seven.
Furthermore, not only has the State Director of DSS in Lagos State confirmed to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police that the alleged officer was unknown to them, he equally confirmed that the DSS neither arrested nor handed over any suspect to the police.
CP Alabi therefore urges Nigerians to disregard the write-up as a mischievous attempt by fifth columnists to cause trouble within the country