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Senator Adeola Raises Alarm Over Aide’s Robbery, Killing By Men In Army Uniform

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Senator Adeola Raises Alarm Over Aide’s Robbery, Killing By Men In Army Uniform

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Olamilekan Adeola, has alleged that suspected soldiers manning checkpoints in the Ikeja area of Lagos State, robbed and killed his senior aide, Adeniyi Oluwatosin Sanni, during the early hours of Saturday, August 5, 2023.

In a statement released on Monday, August 21, the Ogun Senator called on the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, to direct the fishing out of the killers of his aide for further investigation, prosecution and justice for the deceased.

He stated that the pattern of killings and armed robbery has been established against soldiers mounting late night checkpoints around Ikeja with similar unreported incidences in recent times.

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“Recall that the bereaved senator had earlier stated that information available to him on the circumstances indicates that Mr. Sanni was stopped at a checking point around Ojodu- Berger Area of Lagos on his way to his home at Isheri by ‘security agents’ who asked him to provide the documents of the car he was driving, which he did through a call to his wife who sent all the documents to his phone WhatsApp.

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”It was gathered that the wife called a while later and the late Mr. Sanni told him that soldiers are still checking the vehicle’s paper. That was the last she heard from her husband and the body of Mr. Sanni, ridden with bullets, was later discovered at Toyota Bus Stop area of Oshodi, close to a military barrack.

In an update about the investigation of the murder and armed robbery by the Nigerian Police Force, through a statement issued in Abuja, Senator Adeola.

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He noted that he is of the firm believe, based on available facts at the disposal of the Police, that his aide was killed by a syndicate of soldiers operating under the newly deployed Commander of 9 Brigade, Ikeja Cantonment of the Nigeria Army, Brigadier General Nsikan John Edet, through mounting of checkpoints and robbing of lone occupants of cars.

“Till date, the black Toyota Camry of Mr. Sanni, his phones and other valuables are yet to be recovered.

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