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Ejigbo Market Torture: Police Arrest Attackers At Oba Murufu Ojoola’s Palace

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Ejigbo Market Torture: Police Arrest Attackers At Oba Murufu Ojoola’s Palace

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January 20, 2014 – Ejigbo Market Torture: Police Arrest Attackers At Oba Murufu Ojoola’s Palace

Police officials have arrested 9 suspects in connection with a violent torture case that happened at Ejigbo market in Lagos State Nigeria in February 2013.

The arrest was made at Oba Murufu Ojoola’s palace in Lagos state Nigeria over the weekend.

One of the tortured women was reported dead after the incident.

The market has also been shut and the traders were asked to vacate on Saturday pending the conclusion of investigation of the crime.

According to police report, the traditional ruler of Ejigbo, Oba Ojoola had been under pressure to produce those involved in the crime after the barbaric incident was made public late last year following the uploading of the incident on the internet. The ordeal of the women sparked widespread outrage, with women’s groups calling for probe of the perpetrators of the incident.

The suspects arrested by the police are Tijani Adeshina, Aseez Adeosun, Ganiyu Raji, Fapounda Jimoh, Adekunle Adenuga, Saheed Adisu, Isiaka Waheed, Tawa Shittu and Toyin Tajudeen.

According to the police, the suspects have been detained at Ejigbo Police Division and would be facing murder charge because it was alleged that one of the victims died as a result of the torture.

The police source also said that the suspects would be transferred to SCID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos for further investigation.

PM Lagos learnt that the arrest was carried out by the new Ejigbo DPO, Aliko Dankoli, who led the raid that lasted several hours following an order of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko to arrest the perpetrators of the act.

Meanwhile, when our correspondent visited the closed market, some traders were seen entering the market through the back gate. They were later seen  leaving the market with  their goods.

Some of the traders who spoke to P.M.NEWS said they had to leave the market with their goods because they do not know when the market would be open because of the seriousness of the matter.

They also confirmed that the market leaders have stopped coming to the market as they were afraid of being arrested by the police.

Oba Morufu Ojoola had earlier been reported to have gone into hiding following attempts by the police to arrest him in connection with the torture of the two women.

The victims, a mother and her step-daughter, were stripped, tortured and pepper was poured into their private parts for allegedly stealing pepper in the market early last year.

The state Commissioner of Police ordered the arrest of the perpetrators and invited Oba Ojoola to his office for explanation about the incident which occurred in his domain.

According to sources, the Oba, however, failed to report at the commissioner’s office at Ikeja, Lagos.

The state House of Assembly is also probing the dastardly act.

[Source: PM Lagos]

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Odunaike Benson

    January 20, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Useless police can u imagine them making an arrest close to one year after the case

  2. Anonymous

    January 20, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    This is a lawless country why can’t police make an arrest within 2 month of the attack. lazy potbellied idiots all they know if bribe. RIP to the victims

  3. Murufu the hoodlum

    January 20, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Oba Murufu is a hoodlum police should arrest him too

  4. walex

    January 20, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    they should make sure they arrest that bastard that calls himself oba

  5. akpa-ose

    January 20, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    those OBA area boys are very stupid and wicked, this is how the beat me up on Sunday morning for no reason at power line junction at iyana ejigbo! Because of one un identified stupid man that call his police ofice without uniform, heat me on leg from back and started claiming right B4 u know what happened he slapped me and the so called area boys joined him to beat me like a criminal I’m still taking treatment from the injury I sustained, but I’ll surely deal with that stupid claimed police office because I capture his face and some area boys and I’ll espose it to media, the quickly run away when they realise that I’m taking there picture when people have Gada to know wat is going on. The all need to be arrested and face the law because it has being long they are harassing people. At ejigbo up and down within a little provocation.

  6. lima

    January 21, 2014 at 2:42 AM

    all are m..slims…they love torture

  7. iron bar

    January 21, 2014 at 2:44 AM

    wonder what took them so long to produce those animals..they shld be tied to the ocean front and sharks released to feast on them

  8. Larrycom

    January 21, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    if u are leaving in that area,u will know that this soul man call himself OBA is a wicked & heartless man that is why d in & out of EJIGBO roads are bad bcos of their stupid act, no even comissioner of police,i will be happy if our GOVERNOR HIS EXELLENCY GOV BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA come there an investigate, SIR leave politics aside. JUSTICE MUST BE DONE

  9. Phunmine

    January 22, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Hey! My God!these animals are finally found.Olufamous u are really doing great job for exposing cases like this.Hmmmmm!!! Oba Ojoola- u av bin in things like this for years.I am glad THAT U ARE FINALLY EXPOSED. So all these happened in ur palace? It’s is very unfortunate the other lady is late but none of these serpents must go scot free as Nigerians are really ready to c d end of these case.Kudos to the new DPO u are a good detective.Pls do JUSTICE TO D END OF THIS CASE.

  10. Tosin

    January 27, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    This is just too sad, how can this the so called vigilante be this heartless. I can imagine the pain the lady went through before her death. Grounded pepper in a woman private part. This is an animalistic behaviour, those involved must not go unpunished.

  11. muftau

    January 27, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    dey shld punished dose wicked soul

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