Detectives from Ilemba Hausa Police Station have arrested two males in connection with the murder of a police Sergeant in Ilemba, Hausa which happened on May 10, 2020.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana said this in a press statement he issued on Sunday.
Elkana said that one Mr Kehinde Elijah, 45, of Ibiyeye Street, and one Mr Ezeh Frank of Imude Pako Area, Era road, Ajangbadi Whitehouse Bus Stop Okokomaiko were arrested for the said crime.
He said that Elijah was among the three suspects on Police wanted list for violent crimes.
“Four pairs of military fatigues were recovered from his house.
“He claimed to have deserted the military in 2015 when he was deployed to the North East to fight insurgency.
“He has been in Ojo area since then, where he has been terrorising members of the public,” Elkana said.
The police officer said that the second suspect, Frank claimed to have deserted the military while undergoing basic military training.
“They were arrested in respect of the shooting and killing of Police Sergeant Onalaja Onajide attached to Ilemba Hausa Division.
“The shooting incident happened on May 10 when unknown gunmen fired gunshots at the Divisional Police Officer, Ilemba Hausa and the Station Guard, Sergeant Onalaja Onajide.
“The DPO survived the gunshots but the Station Guard died from the pellets wound.
Elkana said that investigation led to the arrest of the two.
He said that the first suspect was earlier at the Station to solicit the release of his motorcycle which was impounded by the Police for violating the ban on the use of commercial Motorcycles.
Not happy with the DPOs refusal to release the motorcycle to him, he decided to launch the deadly attack.
“Investigation is ongoing. The suspects will soon be charged to Court,” Elkana said.