Police arrest eight suspected cultists over attack on Tinubu’s convoy in Lagos

Eight people have been detained by the Zone 2 Police Command in Onikan, Lagos in relation to the attack last month in Lagos on the convoy of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

After winning his party’s nomination in the presidential primary, Tinubu traveled from Abuja to Lagos on June 19, 2022, and shortly after arriving in Lagos, hoodlums ambushed his convoy. He was traveling to the palace of the Oba of Lagos when thugs ambushed his convoy.

A further step is the arrest of seven alleged members of a syndicate that allegedly broke into Jus Partners Cosmopolitan Limited, a telecommunications firm in the Yaba neighborhood of Lagos, on June 20, 2022 by the Zone’s Monitoring Unit.

Explaining how the suspects were arrested in different areas of the State, the Zonal Public Relations Officer, said, when the information reached the AIG, Bode Adeleke, he directed the zone’s monitoring unit headed by CSP Uba Adams to uncover the cabal.

A team of covert detectives reportedly accompanied the complainant to Alaba International market and directed the company’s representative who pretended to be a customer, to identify the stolen cable from the section of cable stores.

Some of the cables were said to have been found in one of the shops.
Police sources hinted that “Photographs of the exact cable were shown and to show commitment, the company was directed to make a down payment of N500,000 before the company’s representative could be taken to the warehouse, where he could get the needed quantity.

A deal that struck and money was remitted into the account of one Felix Onyema, who turned out to be the principal suspect. The cables were traced to Onyema’s residence at Sibiri area of the State. But he has gone into hiding.

SP Idris-Adamu gave the identities of the culprits as Sunday Alagbogu, 47; Celestine Nnailo, 40; Obinna Jonathan; Onyedika Vincent, 22; Sylvester Nwajagu, 47; Obinna Onu, 39 and 32-year-old Blessing Onyema , wife of the principal suspect, Felix Onyema, who is currently at large.

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