Woman petitions police over threat to life

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A 43-year-old woman, Mrs. Wuraola Williams, has written a petition to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2, AIG Umar Manko, claiming that some hoodlums were after her life.

Williams is a relative to the late National Union of Road Transport Workers’ boss on the Lagos Island, Azeez Ashake, who was murdered on Saturday, September 20.

In the petition, which was obtained by PUNCH Metro, Williams said she had received threats to her life from the same gang that assassinated the ex-NURTW chief.

Williams, in the petition dated October 1, added that she narrowly escaped death when some assailants visited her house on the night of same Saturday.

She said, “The boys came around 1am. They broke my door and ransacked the whole building.

“They injured some tenants in the building and damaged their property. They also damaged my vehicle parked in the compound.”

Our correspondent gathered that Williams reported the incident at the Adeniji Adele Police Station.

She said, “I have not stepped into my apartment till this period. My property is in an unsecured environment. I cannot take anything there because my life is in danger. The lives of my family members are also in danger. I want the police to arrest these culprits and bring them to book.”

Williams gave the names of her assailants simply as Olokodana, Abass, Atebo, among others.

Manko said he had yet to get William’s petition, but promised to to attent to it.

He said, “I have yet to get the petition because I am not in the country presently. But whatever her request is, there are officers at the zone 2 who will attend to it.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said the police were working to ensure normalcy on the Lagos Island.

He said, “In a recent attack on Patey Street, Lagos Island, the policemen from the Adeniji Police Division and the Area Command were able to arrest 14 suspects.

“There was an incident of cult attacks and reprisals.

“In that violence on Sunday, no life was lost as claimed by residents. Nobody was killed as the police were able to bring the situation under control.”

Source: Punch

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