The Lagos State Police Command has launched a man hunt for the killers of an officer of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corp, Mr. Moshood Bolaji.
The late Bolaji was killed on Wednesday at about 9:30pm at Umunede Bar in Mallam Isah close, Aguda-Surulere by a suspected gang of five cultists.
The deceased, a Corps Assistant 1, was going to join his colleagues in a patrol van that would take them to their duty posts when the gunmen opened fire on him.
He ran into Umunede Bar to seek protection but the hoodlums continued shooting, leaving football fans and other revellers scampering for their lives. They eventually grabbed the officer and stabbed him on the neck. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead on arrival.
According to sources, the assailants had accused him of being a police informant and had been on his trail for a while.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal who paid a condolence visit to the family of the Aguda-Surulere office of the Corps, said he had directed a contingent of Special Anti Robbery Squad personnel (SARS) and the personnel of the Command Anti Cultism Squad to relocate to Census Police Outpost, Aguda-Surulere with immediate effect.
He also mandated them to take the fight to the criminal enclaves of the cultists and a fish out the killers of late Moshood Bolaji.
According to the CP, three suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the case and are currently undergoing interrogation at the Command Anti Cultism Squad.
Imohimi, who also paid a condolence visit to the family of Late Moshood Bolaji said the entire State Police Command were saddened by the incident, assuring them that the Command will leave no stone unturned to unravel the killers of their late bread winner.
Late Bolaji is survived by a pregnant wife and two young children.