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Ex-convict arrested over murder of NANS spokesman

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 21-year-old man who allegedly killed one Oshin Aderibigbe, a spokesman of the Joint Campus Committee of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS.

In a statement on Sunday, the Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, DSP. Bala Elkana, said the deceased was attacked by three hoodlums who also dispossessed him of some valuables.

“On April 26 at about 11.30 a.m., Aderigbigbe reported at Okokomaiko Police Station with blood gushing out of his body and stated that he was attacked by three young men, who stabbed him with a knife, dispossessed him of his handset and laptop.

“He was rushed to the hospital but he died eventually. The leader of the hoodlums that attacked him, Bashiru Ahmed a.k.a Kawu (21) of Okoko was arrested.

“He confessed to have committed the crime along with two of his friends who are now at large.

“The said Bashiru Ahmed, who is the son of a popular traditional ruler in Okoko, is a notorious criminal, who was charged to court on several occasions by the police for sundry offences.

“He returned from prison six months ago and has been on the watch list of the police,” Elkana said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the late Aderibigbe was a fresh graduate of the Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos.

NAN reports that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Muazu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for discreet investigation.

Elkana said that detectives had spread their tentacles on the trail of the remaining two suspects who had been on the run.

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