Lagos Assembly Urges Police Commissioner To Investigate Oshodi Murder Incident

Police Commissioner in Lagos

Dipo Awojobi – The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday called on the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni to investigate the murder of one Anene Otazie on Thursday at Ladipo Market in Oshodi.

Police Commissioner in Lagos
Police Commissioner in Lagos

Otazie’s death followed the clash between security agents and traders during a protest against alleged extortion by one Monday Ijoba.

Ijoba and his gang members were reportedly employed by the local government authority in the area to collect charges from the traders who stood to end extortions.

Policemen and soldiers mobilised to the scene, but some of the protesters reportedly fired gunshots to chase them away before Otazie was hit by a stray bullet and died, while others were injured.

The call followed a motion moved by Hon. Jude Idimogu from Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II under matters of public urgent importance on the floor of the House.

Idimogu, who decried the incident, said that such an incident needed to be investigated to prevent further destruction.

According to him, one Awoyemi family who claimed ownership of a portion of land in Ladipo Market, came to the market with armed thugs to destabilise it.

He said that the thugs destroyed a lot of property at the market and killed the victim in the process.

The lawmaker called for a quick passage of Land Grabbers Bill on the floor of the House to check all land-related issues.

Responding, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa said that the incident was not good for the state.

Obasa said that the matter should be investigated by the police to curb future occurrence.


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