Land Grabbers kill five persons in Lagos attack over fake police officer arrest.
Written by crest887fm on August 24, 2021
No fewer than five persons were killed and many others injured when hoodlums attacked the Igbokuta/Gberigbe community, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
It Was gathered that the hoodlums, who were suspected to be land grabbers, invaded the community around 1pm and attacked the land owners in the area with weapons.
According to the residents, the hoodlums, who were led by one Sir K and one Gbenga, stormed the community and attacked their perceived enemies.
The deceased were identified as Lateef Ade, Mutiu Balogun, Hameed Idris and two others.
A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the incident happened after two suspected fake policemen placed in the community by Sir K were arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team.
A community leader, Chief Akorede Oluderu, lamented incessant attacks by the gang on residents and called on the police to intervene.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, did not pick his phone which rang out several times.
He did not also reply to a text message sent to his phone as of the time of filing this report.
In a related development, two persons were also injured when some hoodlums suspected to be land grabbers invaded Obada-Oko community in Ogun State.
It was gathered that the hoodlums, who were armed with machetes, broken bottles and other weapons, stormed the community around 12pm.
It Was learnt that a resident, Sikiru Kayode, was attacked with machetes and left for dead.
A witness, Taoheed Agbaje, said over 100 hoodlums attacked the community.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said investigation was ongoing.