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Ogboni Leader Declared Wanted By Police After Gun Allegedly Used In Surulere Cult Clash Traced To His Lagos Home

The Lagos State Police Command has declared an Ogboni leader, Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare wanted. A statement on Thursday by Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin linked Bakare to the deadly clash in Surulere.

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed during the visit of PDP governorship candidate Abdulazeez Adeniran a.k.a. Jandor.

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There was open use of firearms and other weapons during the fight that left at least two persons dead last Friday. Hundeyin disclosed that the police acted on a video showing a man wielding a pump action rifle and threatening public peace.

The CSP Egbeyemi-led Rapid Response Squad (RRS), working on actionable intelligence, carried out a sting operation on Bakare’s residence in Surulere.

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Officers found three pump action rifles, one Beretta pistol magazine, one expended 9mm ammunition, one expended and three live cartridges and a picture frame.

“The suspect, Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare, narrowly escaped arrest and is hereby declared wanted.

“Any useful information leading to his arrest would be highly appreciated and treated with utmost confidentiality”, Hundeyin added.

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