Baale, Son, 9 Others Arrested Over Lagos Hotelier’s Death


The Baale of Temidire Alagbado, Chief Nojeem Abioye, his son, and nine others have been arrested in connection with the murder of Alhaji Olatunji Rasaq, alias Alaso, who was killed penultimate Monday in Alagbado area of Lagos.

As at Friday, 11 suspects, including the Baale, Chief Abioye, and his son, who were detained over the weekend, were still being interrogated at the State Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, SDCII, Yaba.

Vanguard learned that Alhaji Olatunji was murdered during a protest by landlords and residents in the community, led by Abioye, over allegations of land grabbing.

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It was gathered that the protest was peaceful until Tunji arrived the venue and began to record events on video.

The protesters, it was learned,  rushed towards him and he ordered his driver to speed off, hitting one Mr. Raheem, alias Denge.

In his defence Chief Abioye told Vanguard: “The community organised the protest because of the activities of Tunji Alaso.

“The purpose of the conference was to create awareness in the area and to tell the world that Tunji has been threatening the peace of the community with his thugs as he was selling off people’s land which were vacant and even those that are under construction.

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“It was a peaceful protest until Tunji  came and distrupted the protest with his thugs.”

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, told Vanguard that 10 suspects, including Chief Abioye, were in Police custody at SDCII, Yaba, adding that investigations were on.

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