An Ogboni leader in Lagos State, Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare, has been declared wanted by the Lagos State Police Command for being in possession of unauthorised firearms.
This was made known by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement he signed on Thursday.
Hundeyin also disclosed that the Ogboni leader was linked to the deadly clash in Surulere.
Recall that NIGERIACRIME reported 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 to the area.
At least, two people were confirmed dead during the clash that happened last Friday.
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According to the police spokesperson, 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.