Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:21 pm
Mr Fatai Owoseni, Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of two suspects over the alleged killing of an Inspector and two civilians in Ibeju-Lekki.
Owoseni announced the arrest when he visited the area, following a bloody clash that left the police officer and two other men dead during a festival on Saturday.
The police commissioner warned members of the community, including traditional rulers, against causing a breach of public peace.
“We will make sure there is no reprisal attacks in the community but the traditional heads need to do something to stem the crisis.
“Elders in this community should be ashamed of themselves.
“The police helped you to settle clashes but you went ahead to kill an inspector,’’ Owoseni said.
He charged religious leader to always preach peace among their adherents so as to stem the crisis
“You should always use your wisdom and position to calm the community.
“The Police will continue to do its best in chasing militants away from your community.
“But you are starting an internal fight instead of joining hands with us to combat them.’’
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the clash started when some youths from Ilagbo community and Oriyanrin town fought during the Kilajolu festival at Ilagbo.
NAN reports that in the scuffle that ensued, two civilians and one Inspector of Police were killed while several houses, vehicles and property worth millions of naira were destroyed.