Police boss in custody for murder

Date: 07-12-2010 12:19 am (10 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- at 7-12-2010 12:19 AM (10 years ago)
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A middle-aged man, Femi Best, was on Sunday morning, allegedly shot dead by the Divisional Police Officer of the Olosan Police Station, Mushin, Kayode Ojaleponwa.

According to an eye witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the incident happened about 5.30am when Mr Best, who was driving his light blue Nissan Odyssey SUV, ran into the car conveying the police boss and his team at the Fadeyi Bus Stop. Mr Ojaleponwa, dressed in plain clothes, and driving his tinted Honda Accord car, pursued Mr Best as he drove away. Two other plain clothes police officers were also in the car with the police boss. Mr Best, also known as Femi Yahoo, was said to have driven to Onipanu and parked in front of the Onipanu Police Station. Persons at the scene allege that the police boss, on reaching there, brought out his gun and shot Mr Best in the head several times.

Mob reaction

Mr Best’s death caused pandemonium at the police station as heavily armed youth from the Agunbiade area of Shomolu invaded the station in protest of the murder. They also unleashed terror on commuters and other business owners in the area and held police officers hostage for close to one hour before the Rapid Response Squad, from the Alade and Bariga Police Stations, mobilised and disarmed the youth. “About 6.00am, we heard gun shots and the youth, numbering about one thousand, were moving from Agunbiade to Onipanu,” said Tokyo Jide, a resident of Shomulu. “They were chanting war songs that the DPO of the Olosan Police Station had killed Femi Yahoozee. Femi is a well known ‘Yahoo Man’ (Internet scammer) in Shomolu and he also belongs to the Eiye Cult (a secret confraternity). Femi’s girlfriend, who was with him in his jeep when the DPO shot him, said the police car chased them from Mushin down to Onipanu Police Station. She said it was the DPO that shot Femi several times.”

According to Mr Jide, the victim’s girl friend informed his friends and the cultists mobilised and come to the police station. “When the youth came, they saw Femi in a pool of his own blood and the police officers at the station tried to calm the youth that they were not the ones who shot Femi, but the youth will not be calmed,” he said. “They wanted to burn down the station, but the RRS police men arrived the scene and started shooting and throwing [tear gas] canisters into the air. They were able to free the hostage but peace is yet to be restored to Onipanu because the youth said they must revenge the death of their friend.”

Containing the situation

About ten patrol vans, with heavily armed police officers, have been placed at the troubled spot. Police officers have cordoned off the station, while movement in and out of the Onipanu Bus Stop have been restricted. A senior police officer at the scene, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mr Ojaleponwa has been detained. “The DPO who shot the man has been arrested but I cannot tell you his name, because the case is under investigation,” he said. “Our concern now is to maintain law and order as the youth have threatened to burn down all the police stations at Shomolu. So we have beefed up security. People should not take the laws into their hands because it will cause more problem for the country.”

Frank Mba, the spokesperson for the Lagos Police Command, said the police is investigating the incident. “An officer attached to the command, accused of being the author of the crime, has been arrested and currently assisting investigators with the on-going investigation,” he said. “The body of the deceased has been deposited in a government morgue for autopsy. A team of senior police officers from the Command, led by the CP (Commissioner of Police), Marvel Akpoyibo, has since visited the scene of the incident. While commiserating with the family of the deceased, the Command wishes to reassure all concerned that the investigation into the incident will be swift, discreet and transparent.”

Mr Best is survived by a wife and kids.


Posted: at 7-12-2010 12:19 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
- sixtyhoneyy at 7-12-2010 12:56 AM (10 years ago)
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hmmmmm am speechless
Posted: at 7-12-2010 12:56 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kelvinty at 7-12-2010 01:44 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: sixtyhoneyy on  7-12-2010 12:56 AM
hmmmmm am speechless
always the first to comment hehehe nepa nor dey take light fo london Smiley
Posted: at 7-12-2010 01:44 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajanni at 7-12-2010 06:13 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: sixtyhoneyy on  7-12-2010 12:56 AM
hmmmmm am speechless

kerosine no dey sleep ooo
Posted: at 7-12-2010 06:13 AM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- shaoyang at 7-12-2010 06:39 AM (10 years ago)
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U lie so
Posted: at 7-12-2010 06:39 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mat-James at 7-12-2010 06:49 AM (10 years ago)
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wetin person go talk?
police for murder?
Femi a scammer?
They may have known a meeting point somewhere where the trouble started
uuuhhhm....................
Posted: at 7-12-2010 06:49 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajanni at 7-12-2010 06:52 AM (10 years ago)
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i wonder when those big names in the nigerian police force will start to behave like a human , there should be no covered up and that DPO is as well a criminal , and not until they started hangging such a useless ones in the uniform , we might not knows peace really , the police is to protects us and not to terrorise use and eliminates us at their own convenience , afterall , the reports never tell us that he ( FEMI ) waupose he is was a criminal , even if he is a criminal , the police has got no right to kill him in such a way , must they take law unto their own hand ?
Posted: at 7-12-2010 06:52 AM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- ajanni at 7-12-2010 06:54 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: shaoyang on  7-12-2010 06:39 AM
U lie so

for your village , your own kerosine they sleep so Huh?
Posted: at 7-12-2010 06:54 AM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- shaoyang at 7-12-2010 07:28 AM (10 years ago)
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Everytime you and village, abeg come collect moni make u enter lagos so u go wise up
Posted: at 7-12-2010 07:28 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- tunetrick at 7-12-2010 07:30 AM (10 years ago)
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I thinks something is wrong somewhere ?[size=][/size][size=][/size]
Posted: at 7-12-2010 07:30 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- ajanni at 7-12-2010 07:50 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: shaoyang on  7-12-2010 07:28 AM
Everytime you and village, abeg come collect moni make u enter lagos so u go wise up

and who ever tells you na village i dey ?
i was born in a city , and i lives all my lives in a city as well , village life noway ooo
Posted: at 7-12-2010 07:50 AM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- LEONE at 7-12-2010 08:20 AM (10 years ago)
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police brutality.
Posted: at 7-12-2010 08:20 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lanudja at 7-12-2010 08:23 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on  7-12-2010 06:52 AM

i wonder when those big names in the nigerian police force will start to behave like a human , there should be no covered up and that DPO is as well a criminal , and not until they started hangging such a useless ones in the uniform , we might not knows peace really , the police is to protects us and not to terrorise use and eliminates us at their own convenience , afterall , the reports never tell us that he ( FEMI ) waupose he is was a criminal , even if he is a criminal , the police has got no right to kill him in such a way , must they take law unto their own hand ?
Well said. That is why i hate them with so much passion. They use their gun to think instead of their brain.
Posted: at 7-12-2010 08:23 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- lanudja at 7-12-2010 08:29 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: LEONE on  7-12-2010 08:20 AM
police brutality.
No be small brutality... See the way the idiot ended the young man's dreams and potentials.
Posted: at 7-12-2010 08:29 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 7-12-2010 08:39 AM (10 years ago)
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there would be no hidding place for him too under the sun , i trust those boys , if justice is not seen being done on time , soon they will descends on him too and do same to him , useless and criminal officer
Posted: at 7-12-2010 08:39 AM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- ladyb4u at 7-12-2010 08:42 AM (10 years ago)
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na waoooooooo for police oooooooo
Posted: at 7-12-2010 08:42 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- osaosifo at 7-12-2010 08:55 AM (10 years ago)
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Na today? I beg make I see road. why do you all sound so surprise. Call a spade a spade. Nigeria is a sex pool of corruption. Even the USA advise it citizens caution -- not to travel to Nigeria because of corruption everywhere.  Specially the police force who will rob you at gun point and arresting without warrant or cause, or has anyone forgotten what we have now become famous for. 419 ( internet scarm). Do not misunderstand me, I am proud of my heritage, but not the image. I don waka o.
Posted: at 7-12-2010 08:55 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- Pepesy at 7-12-2010 09:09 AM (10 years ago)
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Hmmn! wahala dey oo RIP
Posted: at 7-12-2010 09:09 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- moniconyez at 7-12-2010 09:21 AM (10 years ago)
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Naija Olice and their brutality,harassment,intimitation, so disgusting. Always taking law by their hands and taking innocents souls with the GUN in their hands. Please let the gov look into their matter and remove those bad EGGs among them. Olice shooting innocent citizens for refusing them 20naira, Olice shooting innocent citizens for not stop when driving, Olice shooting innocents citizens for knowing their rights, Olice shooting innecents citizens for refuse been intimitated. What kind of  NONSENSE and RUBBISH is this every time?. GOVERNMENT HELP US PLEASE. GOD's intervension.
Posted: at 7-12-2010 09:21 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Teeteeylaryor at 7-12-2010 09:38 AM (10 years ago)
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na only God fit save us from Naija police .....nobody is above the law

Posted: at 7-12-2010 09:38 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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