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Hoodlums murder police officer in Lagos state

Police officer, Abiodun Akinde, was allegedly murdered by hoodlums in the Ashiribu area of Ijanikin, Lagos. His family members are now demanding justice.

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According to PUNCH Metro, Akinde, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, had visited a bar in company with his colleagues on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, to have some drinks before the hoodlums besieged the bar and shot him dead.

Akinde’s elder brother, Adekunle, who stated that the police investigating the matter said his brother was killed because he did not allow the hoodlums to rob him, added that his findings revealed that there was no robbery as his late brother’s belongings were left intact after he was killed.

Akinde’s son, Tunde, told PUNCH Metro that his father’s death was a set-up because his killers traced him to the bar where he was murdered. The 26-year-old said,

“I was at home when a lady walked up to me and asked me the last time I saw my dad; I said it had been a while and she told me to call him. I tried his number but it rang out; she said she could not say anything but advised me to visit his office. When I got there, I was surprised to meet my mum’s younger sister and my dad’s elder brother and some family members.

“They were having a meeting with the DPO of the Ijanikin Police Station. When they finished, I asked after my dad and was told that he was shot. They said we needed to check him at the Badagry General Hospital. When we got there, it was his corpse I saw. I was depressed.

“The police officers investigating the case at the SCIID, Yaba, said my dad was set up; they said how did the hoodlums managed to enter the bar and head straight for his table to kill him if it wasn’t planned. He was not the only one at the beer parlour, so how were they able to locate his table? So, it appeared like they traced him to the place.”

The wife of the deceased, Kudi, who is also a police officer, said she wanted justice, adding that she got to know about the death of Akinde from a colleague, who briefed her about the incident.

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The mother of three said,

“I was at home with my children. A police officer told me about the incident and what I was told was that my husband went for a birthday party and some hoodlums came to the gathering and shot him dead. I want the police to help me investigate this case so that the hoodlums can be arrested and brought to justice.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, who confirmed the incident to Punch Nigeria, said the command had commenced investigation into the events that led to the death of Akinde.

186 Comments

  1. What a tragedy ! May his soul rest in peace. Please the family members should take heart. And I’m sure the police will leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

  2. What a sorrowful news is this, the hoodlums shouldn’t go scoutfree, they should face their judgement as justice must prevail,may his soul rest in perfect peace.

  3. Chai, this is a very bad news what has he done to them why will they kill him. That is why we should always be careful because our enemies are everywhere. RIP.

  4. This so bad, may be there was an ongoing issue between the hoodlums and the officer, but this is not the right move. May his soul rest in peace.

  5. Crime rate keep increasing everyday, and it doesn’t look as if government are doing enough to reduce the rate at which this increase is going up.

  6. This is sabotage some people or persons must be behind this what a wicked world we live in,justice is all we need rip to him

  7. This is not good at all, dey just killed him for know reason.. Police should do more investigation on it so that we can know the person behind his killing

  8. What a tragedy and a painful loss to the family of the departed, all those murderers responsible for his death will not unpunished, they must be found and jailed for murder, may the soul of the departed rest in peace

  9. Rip to him You and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your husband

  10. So painful may his soul rest in peace by the grace of God the owner of all souls because who kills today shall die tomorrow also

  11. When will all these end? Pls the police should leave no stone unturned in order to bring the perpetrators to face the law. RIP sir

  12. Some people are very wicked how can you kill your follow human being for nothing, police are suffering for us

  13. May his soul rest in peace Dat thing was planed bcoz d hoodlums will not just kill 1 person at a bar were dere are so many people dere drinking sum1 close to him might have set him up

  14. That was too ridiculous and unlawful.he must never go unpunished..may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace

  15. From the look of how it goes…….his dead was really a set up plan .but one thing mist lead to something…..the case is left to them to handle and fish out the whole truth of the matter that resolves to his been killed…

  16. The hearts of men desperately wicked May his soul rest in perfect peace. And Lord will strengthen those he left behind.

  17. May his gentle soul rest in peace, since his family is demanding for justice proper investigation should be carried out to fish out the culprits behind the killing

  18. I believe Such tthings Happen as a result of misuse of military power,,, follow peace with all men,,, may his soul rest in peace

  19. That is so sad,,am just so shock cos dunno when this will stop especially in Nigeria and even to our Nigeria police ….thats exactly how i loose my dad

  20. That story sonds like assassination. They shit him and left. They should dig deep into the case.

  21. Truly his killing was a set up..let the police do their job..and make sure that his killers are brought to book…may his soul rest in peace and i pray for God to give the family a heart to bear his lost….

  22. the police were still on the investigation and they will bring out the fact, may his soul rest in peace.

  23. If he’s the only one that was attacked by the hoodlums, then he might have done something to offend someone.. However, may his soul rest in peace and may justice prevail in this case

  24. So sad,the lord will expose them in Jesus name.I pray the lord give the family fortitude to bear the lose.Rest in peace.

  25. What a life!! People can be this bad, please they should make a thorough investigation based on his death, I believed he was setup, may his soul rest in peace, may his family be consoled

  26. Why on earth is murdering so rampard in this our country may God deliver us. May his soul rest in peace.

  27. May his soul rest in peace and d police should make sure does that killed him should b brought to justice

  28. What a pity, I pray this matter he taken serious, because this concerns the government.. The deceased was serving our nation. Rest in peace Sir.

  29. What a pathetic news,
    the hoodlums should be found, they should be bring the perpetrator into court of law ,may his soul rest in perfect peace.

  30. this is a very bad news what has he done to them why will they kill him. That is why we should always be careful because our enemies are everywhere. RIP.

  31. The insecurity and killings is too much. From the story, he was murdered by someone and more investigation must be carried out to find out the culprit. No politics in this matter and the media should keep pressure on the police force to bring justice to the family. My condolence to the deceased family. RIP !!!

  32. May his son rest in peace,he knew that he is holding such a sensitive position, he should not have gone to a bar to drink, unprotected,

  33. The killing of soldiers and security personnel is becoming unbearable in this country,,,, government should look into this issues,,, people are no more afraid of security personnel because the government do not care about them

  34. Very sad news. They must not get away with it. Killing police officers and getting away with it is a new low, if police officers can’t get justice what is to say of ordinary citizens? It’ll send a bad message

  35. They should really investigate the matter,because the family is seeking for justice, is a pity. Rip

  36. What a loss, the police should carry out a proper investigation and find out who is behind the killing of their colleague and arrest the person

  37. na wa o the rate of kill people is becoming too much in Nigeria and its very bad. please Federal government should look into it o

  38. What a loss, this must be a setup indeed. Even if they recognized him as a police officer, why didn’t they shoot his colleague that he was at the bar with

  39. Painful exit. The family of abiodun should fight till they finally get justice so that the hoodlum face the wrath of law. May his soul rest in peace

  40. This is so bad, this is probably a set up..someone wanted him dead. God should just give the family to bear this irreparable loss. RIP

  41. Rip to your dad. That’s one of the call the answers as civil servant of federal republic of Nigeria. For the hoodlums heaven will see to that

  42. Sad news some I wonder Lagos is still filled with hoodlum cultists and the rest with high rate of development there

  43. The police officer was set up…let the investigation continue to find the killer.. May his soul rest in peace

  44. This is terrible and there is something fishy… I suspect foul play..why only him.may God expose those behind this.

  45. Haaaaa.. this is terrible oo
    This is bad ooo
    What a wicked world
    May God say us all o from the hands of the wicked

  46. when a police officer is not secure in nigeria however, something might lead to it, it didn’t happen out of nothing.it left for the police themselves to unravell it

  47. This is so sad , the should investigate and make sure the hoodlums face the wrat of law, rest in peace,

  48. There is no doubt this is a set up and tje hoodlums should be arrested and nade to confess and made to face the wrath of the law.

  49. Dis is very bad. It could be a set up. Let the police investigate id they can get hoodlums and arrest dem.

  50. I feel like the killing was planned after all he wasn’t the only one at the bar. Anyway, we put it all in God’s hands

  51. So sorry for the loss of the family of deceased the deceased person. Hope justice will take its course as quickly as possible.

  52. What a tragedy and another family thrown into mourning! Hoping the police will unravel this one especially sine he is their colleagu

  53. What a sad news.may soul rest in peace, and I’m very sure the police will try everything possible to bring the killers to justice

  54. So sad, only GOD knows what happened. Hoodlums just snuffed out life they did not create. There is always a payback time.

  55. What a tragedy. I believe the police will unravel the circumstances surrounding his death because he was one of them.

  56. What a lost to the immediate family, I pray they bear this lost, condolence to his family, rest in peace sir…

  57. THERE IS A PROBLEM HERE AND PERHAPS IN EVERY OTHER PLACE ON EARTH WHERE POLICE OFFICERS AND PERHAPS MILITARY MEN SEE THEMSELVES AS OTHER ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE THE REST OF US.

    THIS IS VERY WRONG.

    YOU ARE AN ENFORCER OF THE LAW.THE HOODLUMS AND KILLERS ALIKE DO NOT LIKE YOU.AND SO YOU MUST ACT EVERY TIME IN CONSONANCE WITH YOUR TRAINING AND OBLIGATIONS.

    IMAGINE, THAT Akinde, an Assistant Superintendent of Police,WOULD GO INTO A BAR TO DRINK BEER OR WHATEVER UNPREPARED, UNARMED, IN UNIFORM ETC. LET ME TELL YOU, THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE.

    THE MILITARY PERSONNEL MUST ACT DIFFERENTLY TO STAY ALIVE. WHENEVER I READ ABOUT THE DEATH OF AN OFFICER SUCH AS THIS, I FEEL VERY ANGRY NOT AT THE KILLER BUT THE MAN WHO FAILED TO ACT SAFELY, TO STAY ALIVE.

    NO POLICEMAN OR THE MILITARY PERSONNEL SHOULD GO DOWN WITHOUT THE ASSAILANT.THE ASSAILANTS MUST COME TUMBLING DOWN UNDER THE BEST SCENARIO.AT THE WORST SCENARIO BOTH GOES DOWN. THAT IS.PERIOD.THAT IS MORE GALLANTRY THAN THE OFFICER WAS KILLED BY A HOODLUM. WHAT AN ABERRATION OF EXCESSIVE PROPORTION.

    OFFICERS, PLEASE BE PREPARED AT ALL TIMES:

    – AS YOU GO HOME AND ABOUT ENTERING YOUR HOUSE

    – AS YOU ABOUT TO EAT.

    – AS YOU ARE ABOUT TO SHOWER.

    -AS YOU ARE ABOUT TO GO TO SLEEP.CHECK THE DOORS.LOCK UP BY YOURSELF.PLACE YOUR GUN NEAR BY.KILL THEM FIRST.

    – LEARN TO SLEEP LIGHTLY.

    -BE VIGILANT ALWAYS.

    – BE THE FIRST TO SHOOT DOWN AND LET QUESTIONS BE ASKED LATER.

    -DRINK AT HOME.YOUR WIFE CAN ARRANGE THAT FOR YOU.

    – UNLESS ON DUTY, GO HOME AND STAY HOME.

    GOD BLESS.

  58. What a tragedy ! May his soul rest in peace. Please the family members should take heart. And I’m sure the police will leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

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