Former Chairman of Agege Local Government, Jubreel Abdul-Kareem, has been arrested in connection with the killing of a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nurudeen Olanose on Saturday in Agege.
Olanose was killed by thugs working for Abdul-Kareem who unleashed violence on the people after the completion of the APC local government congress on Saturday.
Earlier, police had arrested Abdul-Kareem’s driver, Bosun Adigun and two others over the incident. Adigun was alleged to have fired the shot that killed Olanose.
Police picked up Abdul-Kareem on Monday and he is currently being detained at the state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos.
Earlier, leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Agege Federal Constituency were unanimous in their call for investigations into the circumstances that led to the death of a party member at the party’s local government congress in Agege LG last Saturday.
They equally called on relevant security agencies to ensure that culprits indicted in the incident be brought to book.
Addressing journalists in Lagos on Sunday, the party leaders led by the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, decried the violence that erupted after the congress had been successfully concluded leading to the death of of a party member, Nurudeen Olanose.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of Agege Local Government, Alhaji Ganiyu Kola Egunjobi, stated that the congress had been concluded successfully before supporters and thugs loyal to an House of Assembly aspirant in the local government unleashed terror on the people. “I was even back in my office after the successful completion of the congress when I was informed the violence being unleashed on the people,” he said.
Rt. Hon. Obasa stated that the leadership of the party should investigate the killing of Olanose. “The police should also do the needful by not only investigating the death of Olanose but also ensuring that those found culpable be brought to book,” the Lagos Assembly Speaker said.
According to him, the APC is a united party in Agege. “You can see that all the party leaders are here, so we have no crisis. It’s the inordinate ambition of one man that’s causing this violence,” he said.
Others who spoke at the event are Honourable Taofeek Abiodun Adaranijo, member representing Agege Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives; Hon Oluyinka Ogundimu, member representing Agege State Constituency 2 in the state House of Assembly; Dr Samuel Babatunde Adejare, state Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure; pioneer Chairman of the local government, Chief Owolabi Dada; and the party leader in Agege, Chief Safari Adaranijo;.