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Traditional Ruler Arrested Over The Murder of Alhaji Gay



The last has not been heard about the murder of Alhaji Olatunji Rasaq, alias Alaso (aka Alhaji Gay), who was killed few weeks back in Alagbado area of Lagos state. The arrested suspects includes the Baale of Temidire Alagbado, Chief Nojeem Abioye, his son, and nine others. They were arrested and detained over the weekend, and are still being interrogated at the State Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, SDCII, Yaba.

Tunji Alaaso

Alhaji Gay was murdered during a protest by landlords and residents in the community, led by Abioye, over allegations of land grabbing. The protest was peaceful until Tunji arrived the venue and began to record events on video.

The angry protesters rushed towards him and he ordered his driver to speed off, hitting one Mr. Raheem, alias Denge. In his defence Chief Abioye told Vanguard: “The community organised the protest because of the activities of Tunji Alaso.

“The purpose of the conference was to create awareness in the area and to tell the world that Tunji has been threatening the peace of the community with his thugs as he was selling off people’s land which were vacant and even those that are under construction.

“It was a peaceful protest until Tunji came and distrupted the protest with his thugs.” Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said 10 suspects, including Chief Abioye, were in Police custody at SDCII, Yaba, adding that investigations were on.

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