Ajah Clash: Police Arrest Lagos Chief

The Police in Lagos have arrested a member of the Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs. Vanguard learnt that his arrest was in connection with weekend’s communal clash in Ajah area of Lagos,where six persons were killed and several others injured

Facts emerged that chief Fatai Lawal Olumegbon of Ajah Lagos was yesterday afternoon arrested and taken away in handcuffs by law enforcement officers following the clash as he is said to be the main finnanciar of the warring group of boys the Olumegbon Boy”s

His arrest, as gathered, followed information that he was allegedly fuelling the lingering crisis in the area.

As at 5pm, yesterday, 15 patrol vans carrying policemen led by the Area Commander ‘J’, Mr Felix Vwamhi were still conducting searches in his palace in Ajah after reportedly cordoning off the area.

Police sources told Vanguard that “there was information that he is harbouring hit men in the palace and that there are also arms there.”

The suspect, as gathered, was arrested Sunday night and immediately taken to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, even as investigation was said to be ongoing at press time.

Thugs operating on motorcycles, Saturday morning, attacked some Ajah indigenes playing football on a pitch in the area with guns and other dangerous weapons. The attack spiralled into a bloody clash that led to the death of six people with many others injured.

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