The PDP Chairman for Apapa LGA Area Chapter, Hon. Borishade Adeniyi, has been shot dead.
The PDP chairman was shot dead on Saturday at a peace visitation meeting of the Lagos State chapter of the party in Igbosuku village, Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
According to information gotten from the Police on Sunday in a meeting, which started at about 6pm, ended in bloodletting as fracas broke out.
The fight was said to have been among the contending factions of the party involving the factions loyal to the the State Chairman, Hon. Moshood Adegoke Sabadon, and the Eti-Osa LG Chapter Chairman, Engr. Kehinde Fasasi.
Adeniyi, recognised also as the doyen of the PDP LG Chapter Chairmen in Lagos State, was allegedly shot and injured on the leg.
He was rushed to First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, where he was treated but eventually died.
The corpse of the deceased has been deposited in the hospital’s mortuary.
Two other persons allegedly injured during the clash are also receiving treatment in a hospital in Ajah.
The Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command, Edgal Imohimi, has directed the Area Commander in-charge of Area ‘J’ Elemoro, to ensure the arrest of all those allegedly involved in the crime.
Owing to this, five principal suspects have been arrested.
The five suspects have been transferred to SCIID, Panti for further investigation.
A statement by the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti, Imohimi is worried about the use of firearms and the frequency of violence involving the PDP in the state.
It will be recalled that on July 12, 2018, two suspected party thugs: Wale Oye, 37; and Ganiyu Ajiboluwa, 47 – were arrested at Festac Extension by Apple Junction, Amuwo Odofin with two pump action rifles given to them by their hirer, one Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State House of Assembly, to escort him to a political rally.
The said Olorunrinu was arrested and they are all helping the police in the investigation of the case.