2 Lagos traditional rulers in police net

2 Lagos traditional rulers in police net

Saturday, February 20, 2016 4:53 pm

Two traditional rulers in Lagos State are being investigated for their roles in bloody clashes in their communities, the State Police Commissioner, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said on Saturday.

He told newsmen that the two traditional rulers in Oworonsoki area of the state  were under investigation.

“We are investigating them for their alleged involvement in crisis that engulfed the area which led to the death of one Nosuru Oguntade. It was believed to have been masterminded by the two royal fathers over leadership tussle.

“The command is sad over the development,’’ he said.

Owoseni added:“As we speak, the State CID, Panti,Yaba, is still interrogating the two men with a view to ascertaining their involvement.

“Four persons were arrested and are still under interrogation, while one of the sons of the leaders has been declared wanted.

“We want to state here that no matter the status of those involved in this crisis, we will prosecute them if found culpable.’’

In another development, three students of the Lagos State University (LASU) have been arrested in connection with the death of a female student at a party held in a hotel.

The commissioner, who also disclosed this, said some students of the university organized a party at Treasure Babar Hotel, Ojo, where two female students were allegedly poisoned.

According to him, the two female students later collapsed and they were taken to a nearby hospital where one died.

“The two female students drank what they called “Magic movement vodka’’, a mixture of herbal drink — Origin and Smirnoff.

“The incident led to students’ restiveness in the area. The arrested students are helping the police in their investigation.

“Somebody organised that party, somebody served the drinks, someone must be held responsible,’’ Owoseni said.

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