The Lagos State Police Command said it had launched a manhunt for the suspected killers of a politician identified as Samsondeen Ali, in the Oworonshoki area of the state.
According to The PUNCH, Ali was allegedly killed by two persons at the Precious Seed Community in Oworonshoki on Saturday after an argument ensued between him and the yet-to-be-identified hoodlums, suspected to be land grabbers.
Ali, who contested the councillorship position in the area, was attempting to erect a fence behind his house to stop illegal passage when he was confronted by the hoodlums.
A police source said that the two hoodlums approached the deceased Saturday morning and demanded N5,000 from him before he could be allowed to continue to erect the small fence.
The source said, “The two suspects approached the deceased and demanded money (owo omo onile) from him but he was not in agreement with them, so they hit him with planks and he slumped.
“Immediately, one of them volunteered to carry him in his vehicle and they took him to a medical centre in the area. Upon getting to the medical centre, they were redirected to the General Hospital, Gbagada due to the injuries he had sustained in the cause of the attack.
“However, on arrival at the hospital, they were told by the doctor that Ali was brought in dead.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.
He said he was aware the suspects fled.
He said, “The last update was that the suspects fled. The guys abandoned their vehicle and ran away.”
When asked if a manhunt had been launched for the suspects, he replied, “Yes.”