Former Local Govt Chairman Arrested Over Election Killings

The police have arrested former Chairman of Agege Local Government Area in Lagos, Alh. Jubreel Ayodeji Abdul-Kareem, over alleged complicity in the killing of a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Late Nurudeen Olonose, on Saturday after the conclusion of the party’s congress in the area.

Late Olanose, who was not one of the delegates for the congress was at the front of Central Primary School, Oniwaya, the venue of the congress to catch a glimpse of the event when his death occurred after violence broke out.

The leadership of APC in both Agege and Orile-Agege including the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, the two other lawmakers in the areas, Hon. Oluyinka Ogundimu, Hon. Taofik Abiodun Adaranijo, representing Agege Federal Constituency and Dr. Samuel Adejare, Commissioner for Waterfront, on Sunday during a press conference blamed Alh. Abdukareem, a two-time chairman of the council, for the mayhem calling on the police to investigate him for Late Olonose’s murder.

The deceased was survived by six children and three widows. At the press conference, the leaders accused Alh. Abdulkareem of going inordinate length to realise his alleged ambition to become a lawmaker in the State Assembly come 2019.

They alleged that the attack that culminated in the deceased’s killing was sponsored by the former Council chief and was targeted at the congress’ delegates.

However, after the dust of the violence settled on the very day the congress took place, twelve persons including Alh. Abdulkareem’s driver, Mr. Bosun Adigun were arrested and since being detained at State Criminal Investigation Department, SCIDPanti, over the killing of Late Olonose.

On Monday at about 3.30pm, the ex-LG boss was picked up at his residence at Kososko Street in Agege and as at the time of this report was in detention at Panti where is facing interrogation.

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