The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, on Wednesday, paraded 14 suspects, including two naval ratings, Nnamani Anointing and Onyekachi Egwin, involved in the alleged killing of an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Abiona Hezekiah, in the Satellite town area of the state.
Alabi, while parading the suspects at the command headquarters in the Ikeja area of the state, said the duo perpetrated the act during a traffic stop.
He said, “This deals with a case of the murder of ASP Abiona Hezekiah, 53, by two naval ratings, Seaman Nnamani Anointing, 28, and OSMTD Onyekachi Egwin, 27. The ASP died when the suspects stabbed and killed him during a traffic stop that degenerated into a face-off at the Satellite area of Lagos State.
“The suspects stabbed three other civilians in their bid to escape. The stabbed persons are responding to treatment. The command is currently working with the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice, Alausa, Ikeja, to ensure that justice prevails.”
In another development, Alabi said in December, complaints were received concerning threat to life and monitoring of movement from a telephone number 08165270517.
He added that investigation led to the arrest of one Smart Richard.
“Smart is an ex-convict who had served a five-year jail term at the Kirikiri Medium Custodial Centre. The suspect identified one Kingsley Richard, currently serving a jail term at the Kirikiri Custodial Centre as his associate.
“Further investigation revealed that while Smart collated telephone numbers and operated an online wallet account through which they collected their blackmail money, Richard, while still in prison, sent the threat messages and made threat calls to the collated numbers.
“The command is currently working with the Nigeria Correctional Service towards extending investigations to Kingsley Richard,” Alabi said.
Also, the CP confirmed the arrest of four suspects, Segun Adeleke, 41; Monsuru Aderogba, 27; Gbenga Sokanbi, 33; and Lukmon Akanwo, 24, for alleged carjacking.
In the same vein, Alabi said a case of stealing was reported against one Eninjah Jude, 32, who specialised in taking up employment as a driver only to steal the vehicle and sell it off.
The police boss equally confirmed the arrest of a driver, Nelson Ezugwu, 32, for using a spare key to steal his former boss’ vehicle in the state.