BREAKING: Nigerian police declare leader of Lagos Ogboni wanted, give reasons

The Nigerian police have declared an Ogboni leader, Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare wanted.

This was contained in a statement released on Thursday, February 2, 2023, by the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.

According to him, the Ogboni leader is linked Bakare to the deadly clash in Surulere.

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Recall that supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed during the visit of PDP governorship candidate Abdulazeez Adeniran a.k.a. Jandor.

There was open use of firearms and other weapons during the fight that left at least two persons dead last Friday.

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Hundeyin disclosed that the police acted on a video showing a man wielding a pump action rifle and threatening public peace.

The CSP Egbeyemi-led Rapid Response Squad (RRS), working on actionable intelligence, carried out a sting operation on Bakare’s residence in Surulere.

Officers found three pump action rifles, one Beretta pistol magazine, one expended 9mm ammunition, one expended and three live cartridges and a picture frame.

“The suspect, Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare, narrowly escaped arrest and is hereby declared wanted.

“Any useful information leading to his arrest would be highly appreciated and treated with utmost confidentiality”, Hundeyin added.

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