The Lagos state police command have arrested four men and a woman in connection with the murder of a 22 year old man, Olamide Omolegbe, who was wrongfully accused of stealing a phone.
Spokesperson of the command, Bala Elkana, in a statement released today July 14th said on July 9th, men of the Langbasa Police Station received a complaint that on July 8th at about 08:00pm, one Olamide of G.R.A, Abidjan was killed. The deceased person was accused of stealing a phone by one Bolanle Muhammed, Female, in her soft drink shop at Bodore, Ajah.
The false alarm she raised led to the beating and killing of the victim by the following persons: Wasiu Wahab ‘m’, Ramon Ibrahim ‘m’, Junior Adebayo ‘m’ and Yusuf Adegbite ‘m’.
The four persons actually beat up the guy and when he was dead ,they threw him into the lagoon.
His body was recovered by a team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Ada Okafor on Wednesday July 10th at the Badore Jetty and deposited at Mainland Hospital Mortuary for autopsy.
Five suspects including the woman who raised the false alarm were arrested.
Wasiu Wahab who is the principal murder suspect and Yusuf Adegbite were arrested inside the lagoon where they hid themselves in order to evade arrest.
Investigation revealed that the phone was actually stolen by the son of the woman who wrongly accused the deceased person.
The suspects confessed to the commission of the crime.
The state Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu mni has ordered the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department Panti to take over the investigation and ensure a diligent prosecution of the suspects.