A Lagos-based businessman, Sunday Omojola, has asked the police to investigate the murder of his son and ensure that those responsible are brought to book.
Sunday, in a petition to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, urged the police to discreetly investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of his son, Adegbenga Omojola, adding that the killers of his son were pressurising the authorities to transfer the case to Abuja so as to frustrate investigations.
Newsmen learnt that Adegbenga was shot dead on November 21, 2018, by some unidentified land grabbers, who invaded Lasisi Street, Oke-Ira Nla village in the Ajah area of Lagos.
It was gathered that the 36-year-old fashion designer was shot dead in front of his shop, while he was trying to escape from the gunmen.
Our correspondent learnt that six other people were injured as a result of the pandemonium that followed the action of the alleged land grabbers.
According to Sunday, there has been a land dispute between his family and another family.
He accused the other family of employing the services of the land grabbers to invade the village and shoot his son.
Sunday stated, “Around 8pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, a group of armed men, numbering over 40, invaded Oke-Ira Nla village in Ajah, Lagos.
“Sule Owolabi, a member of the Obodo family, who accompanied the hoodlums to the site on motorcycles, pointed my late son to them. My son was shot dead immediately. Several other villagers, who fled in different directions, received gunshot wounds.
“I was contacted on the phone in Ekiti State, where I had gone for a business deal that my son had been shot dead. I returned to Lagos the next day and went straight to the Langbasa Police Station that was handling the matter.
“The case was later transferred to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti. Surprisingly, the killers of my son, whose corpse is still in the mortuary, started writing series of fictitious petitions against me, trying to implicate me in a bogus gunrunning allegation so that I will not be able to pursue the case of the murder of my son.
“I was the one they were targeting. We heard when they were planning the attack. Indeed, I asked Adegbenga to leave the village, but he told me that he had so much work to deliver to customers before Christmas.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, who confirmed the incident, said the police had commenced investigation into the matter.
“The matter was reported and officers from the Langbasa Police Station led by the DPO arrested seven persons suspected to have a hand in the death of that man and the matter is been investigated by the homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti,” Oti stated.