The police have arrested Mr Jokotola Pelumi, a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and 49 others over alleged attack and killing of a police officer attached to the anti-cultism unit.
Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, told newsmen in Ikeja that the former speaker, colaborated with others, attacked and killed Akingboju Akindele, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, while trying to effect the arrest of some suspected cultists.
“On Oct. 27, at about 4:30 p.m, a team of Anti Cultism policemen attached to Area ‘N’ Ijede, were attacked while trying to effect arrest of some suspected cultists.
“In the process, a police officer by name DSP Akingboju Akindele was killed.
“Investigation into the case led to the arrest of 49 suspects including a former Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Jokotola Pelumi,”
Edgal added that the suspects were tracked to the former lawmaker’s house where they were reported to be hibernating after committing the evil act.
He said investigation had narrowed down the arrested suspects to five who actively took part in the crime.