Police investigating the murder of an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart in Lagos have arrested four suspects, four months after the killing at Festac Town.
Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ubah, aka Onwa, was shot dead at Festac Town, in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos, inside his SUV on July 21, 2017, on the eve of the state’s council elections.
The Lagos State commissioner of police (CP), Mr Imohimi Edgal, paraded four suspects in connection with the killing at the state command headquarters today.
He identified the suspects as Michael Fashola, who allegedly shot Onwa dead; Mufutau Tokosi aka TK, 31; Abidemi Kolawole aka Baido, 42, and 40-year-old Fatai Onifade aka Apese, who claimed to be a member of vigilance group in Festac Town.
Before his assassination, Onwa was also the Head of Festac/Amuwo-Odofin Community Policing Youth Vanguard, who was seen as a police informant.
On the day he was killed, Onwa had received a phone call from someone he allegedly knew very well requesting to meet him at a certain location within Festac Town.
The killers riding on a motorbike had accosted him at 7th Avenue, in Festac Town, where one of them shot him at close range.
He died on the spot.
According to the police, the assassins left with his mobile phones and wallet to make it look like a robbery.
The suspects, however, told NewsmakersNGtoday that they did not plan to kill, but to harass him. They said that Fashola shot him against their plan.
The suspects were arrested by the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Lagos.
Edgal said the police recovered from the suspects one Beretta pistol, one locally made gun and a Pump Action rifle.