Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested six persons in connection with the killing of a man in the Ipetu Baba Ode area of Ado- Odo/ Ota Local Government .

Relatives of the deceased man have since raised the alarm over alleged attempt by an Assistant Commissioner of Police in Abuja to take over the case and sweep it under the carpet .

They accused the unnamed Assistant Commissioner of Police of leading policemen and one of perpetrators of the killing to Ogun State to take over a case file that is already before a Deputy Inspector General of Police.

 

The Adepolu family in a Save Our Soul Message to the inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali,the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of D Department to ensure justice for the deceased man .

The family raised the alarm that the assailants have threatened to come back and attack them after ensuing the release of their members in police custody .

The arrest of the six persons followed a petition to the Inspector General of Police by the Adepolu family on the incidemt that happened on the 17th of November 2021

In the letter titled “SAVE OUR SOUL!!!
CASE OF THE GRUESOME MURDER OF MONDAY EREDUA (DECEASED), ATTEMPTED MURDER OF INNOCENT PERSONS LIVING WITHIN IPETU BABA ODE COMMUNITY VIA IJU OTA OGUN STATE, CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER, THREAT TO LIFE, KIDNAPPING, ASSUALT OCCASSIONING HARM, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF VARIOUS OFFENSIVE WEAPONS AND FIREARMS, CONDUCT LIKELY TO CAUSE SERIOUS BREACH OF PEACE, MALICIOUS DAMAGE TO PROPERTY BY: (1) MR. ADEOGUN ELIJAH (A.K.A AKOGUN) (2) MR. ADEDIPE DAUDA EWENLA (3) SEMIU OYEYEMI (A.K.A ADAKEJA (4) TAOFEEK EBELAMU ODUSANYA (5) WASIU FADAIRO (6) PONLE TYSON (7) SAHEED DADA (A.K.A AKATA) AKEEM ODUSANYIN AND MANY OTHERS: DEMAND FOR POLICE PROMPT INTERVENTION, INVESTIGATION AND JUSTICE, the family pleaded with the IGP to ensure proper investigations and justice for the deceased man .

The letter to the IGP , signed by Ogabi Hafiz Babatunde of Ebuoluwa Chamber reads “We are the Solicitors retained and acting for the ADEPOLU FAMILY of Ipetu Baba Ode, via Iju Ota in Ogun State hereinafter referred to as “Our Client” and on their instruction ”

“It is our brief to bring to your attention the various criminal acts of the above mentioned persons within the Ipetu Baba Ode Community, via Iju Ota in Ogun State and the gruesome murder of Monday Eredua at about 6:30pm on the 17th day of November, 2021; when the above mentioned identified persons and several others stormed/invaded the Ipetu Baba Ode community, via Iju Ota in Ogun State immediately after the Men of the Nigeria Police Force Monitoring Section of the Zone II Command Onikan Lagos had left”


The family added that ” The herein mentioned suspects in company of several other armed thugs and cultist had been terrorizing the community and they had on several occasion unleash terror on the community and innocent citizens hence our clients and some other landowners around the community reported their activities to the Onipanu Divisional Police Station.”

“That despite the report and invitation extended to these miscreants they did not relent on their treat, attack and constant breach of peace within the area”

The Adepolu family added that “That in order not to wait for them to create a replica of the killing they once did on the 26th day of May, 2021; when they killed Mr. Moruf Babalola (Deceased) a Landlord/House Owner in the Community and went away with the Corpse of the victim (Late Mr. Moruf Bablola); Our client reported the herein suspects and others at large to the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone II command Onikan Lagos”

“That on the 17th day of November, 2021 at about 2:00pm Police Officers from the Monitoring Section of the Zone II command Onikan under the instruction of the Assistant Inspector General of Police visited the Ipetu Baba Ode Community, via Iju Ota in Ogun State to access and investigate the present crime and attack done by the above mentioned suspects and their self sponsored armed thugs and cultist”

The letter further reads” To our clients surprise immediately the police officers from the Zone II command left the community; the suspects namely: Mr. Adeogun Elijah A.K.A Akogun, Mr. Adedipe Ewenla Dauda, Mr. Semiu Oyeyemi A.K.A Adakeja, Mr. Taofeek Ebelamu Odusanyin, Mr. Wasiu Fadairo, Mr. Ponle Tyson, Mr. Saheed Dada A.K.A Akata, Mr. Akeem Odusanmi and several other known and unknown persons unleashed terror on the community with various offensive weapons and started shooting sporadically in the air and also aiming defenseless and innocent landowners including the victim Mr. Monday Eredua now Deceased ”

” That while everybody was running to protect their life and safety, Monday Eredua (Deceased) an innocent Landlord/Land Owner was shot in the process and he fell helplessly on the ground ”

According to the letter ” Monday Eredua was eventually confirmed dead at the General Hospital Ota as a result of the gun shot on his left back side”

*Furthermore, our clients reliably informed us that the suspects have also stationed a large number of armed thugs with various guns and offensive weapons parading and harassing people within the community”

The family also said ” The herein suspects have been causing various havoc within the community and boasting around that until they ensure the entire community is empty and the territory taken over by them they would not stop the attacking the community”

“Our client are currently living in fear of the unknown as they do not know the next heinous and criminal step the above named persons are planning or have planned against them, different act of Kidnapping, gun running etc had been going on around the environs due to the presence of the suspects and cohorts.

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