Lagos CP orders probe into US returnee’s murder

 Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an investigation into the death of a United States of America returnee, Mutiu Agbosasa, who was murdered in the Ikorodu area of the state on Sunday.

It was gathered that Agbosasa, who returned to the country early this year after spending 45 years in the US, was murdered by gunmen while returning from the Island Club.

Akelicious learnt that the gunmen attacked the victim when his guard opened the gate for him to drive into the compound.

Our correspondent gathered that after the gunmen had shot Agbosasa, his body was mutilated and burnt with his car.

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However, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Wednesday, that Odumosu had ordered an in-depth investigation into the incident, adding that the guard had been arrested for questioning.

He said, “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the death of one Mutiu Agbosasa of the Ginti Estate, Ijede, Ikorodu.

“On December 15, 2019, around 2.30am, one Rohis Dana, a security man working with the said Mutiu Agbosasa reported at the Ijede Police Station that his boss sent him to call the police.

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“A team of policemen led by the divisional police officer rushed to the scene and found the corpse of the victim in his vehicle burnt beyond recognition. The crime scene was cordoned off for forensic examination.

“Homicide detectives and forensic experts from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department were deployed in the scene for analysis and the corpse was evacuated to hospital for autopsy.

“The security guard, who was 44 days old in the job at the time of the incident, was placed in custody for questioning. In his statement, he stated that on December 14, 2019, around 10.30pm, he opened the gate for his boss to drive into the compound and while closing the gate, four unknown men entered the house through the pedestrian gate and that he heard his boss shouting that he should run and call the police.

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“He said it did not occur to him to call the neighbouring security guards for help. An investigation is ongoing with a view to unravelling the circumstances surrounding his death and to identify those behind the gruesome murder. Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the estate.”

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