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 haslinkesBakare to the deadly clash in Surulere.
Recall that supporters of the All Progressives Party(APC) and thePeople’s Democratic Party(PDP) clashed during the Visit of the PDP governorship candidate,Abdulazeez Adenirsn a.k.a. Jandor.
There was open use of firearms and other weapons during the fight, leaving at least two persons dead last Friday.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 spent and three live cartridges and a picture frame.
“The suspect, Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare, narrowly escaped arrest and is hereby declared wanted.
“Any helpful information leading to his arrest would be highly appreciated and treated with the utmost confidentiality.