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Okada rider fatally stabs guard in Lagos


Okada rider fatally stabs guard in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has said that a private security guard identified as Yusuf Akadogo, was stabbed to death while mediating in a minor dispute between a commercial motorcycle rider, popularly called ‘Okada,’ and another individual.

Confirming the incident to journalists on Tuesday, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said the deceased security guard was attacked by the Okada rider who is currently at large.

SP Hundeyin said the incident occurred on Thursday in the Idi-Araba area of Lagos State.

“On that fateful day, around 9:20 pm, the police received a distress call from a concerned community member regarding a disturbance at Igbira Road, Idi-Araba,” Hundeyin said.

He explained that police operatives swiftly responded at the scene where a witness provided an account of the incident.

According to the witness, the deceased security guard intervened in a minor altercation between the Okada rider and another individual.

“Unexpectedly, the motorcycle rider, whose identity is withheld, allegedly turned his aggression towards the security guard and stabbed him in the stomach with a knife.

“The victim was rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba for urgent medical attention but unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

“The suspect fled the scene immediately after the attack, and the area is currently under surveillance as efforts to apprehend him are ongoing,” the police spokesman said.

In a separate incident, Hundeyin said the police arrested four men who allegedly broke into a musical instrument warehouse in the Okota area of the state.

He said the suspects were arrested on June 11 at about 4:30 pm following a reported case of theft by the owner of the warehouse.

Hundeyin said police had received a report from Idi-Oro Mushin that two young men (names withheld) were caught with two big speakers allegedly stolen from the warehouse.

The businessman had reportedly said that the goods worth millions of naira had been stolen from the warehouse.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that a man called Pastor, now at large, conspired with the suspects on June 10 at about 11:30 p.m.

“They had driven into a warehouse in the Okota area with a mini truck vehicle, with which they carted away their loot.

“The 25-year-old security man and 33-year-old supervisor in possession of the warehouse keys were later arrested,” he said.

The Lagos Police spokesman, however, said the suspected pastor, who resides in Oshodi fled before the arrival of the police.

He said efforts were being made to apprehend the suspect and recover the stolen items while investigations into both incidents continued.

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