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No Where To Hide After 6 years on the run, police nab killer of 9-yr-old girl

Six years after murdering an innocent girl, an terrorist has been apprehended by the police in Lagos.

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The late girl, Aminat Lateef and her killer, Wasiu Akinade play

The late girl, Aminat Lateef and her killer, Wasiu Akinade

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The parents of nine-year-old girl, Aminat Lateef, should now have some relief after the man who murdered their young daughter, Wasiu Akinade, has been arrested by operatives at the D9 Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, of the Lagos State Police Command, after being on the run for six years.

It was gathered that the arrested of Akinade, alias Oloriesho, also set Mushin, a turbulent suburb of the state, into wild frenzy because the suspect and his men have been giving them sleepless nights.

According to the report, Oloriesho had led his hoodlums to storm the area during one of their gang wars and allegedly murdered the innocent kid at Tiaminu Street, off Ereko, in Idi-Oro area of Mushin.

Akinade was arrested by the SCID operatives having trailed him to his hideout at  the Tollgate area of Mushin.

His men had allegedly engaged the officers in gun battle in a bid to prevent his arrest but they were over powered and their boss arrested.

A police statement disclosed that the suspect had been on the wanted list of the police for many years, following his involvement in many gang-related killings and other violent crimes around Mushin, Fadeyi, Shomolu, Bariga and Ilupeju areas of the state.

Oloriesho, a member of a faction of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), according to insiders, was used by the faction to cause havoc on opponent but he graduated to organizing his own gang, carrying out several killings around Tollgate, Idi-Oro, New Balogun, Ogunjobi and Railway areas of Mushin before his arrest.

According to a police source, Oloriesho and his gang were alleged to have taken part in the killing of the nephew of former Inspector General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, Niyi, in 2012. It was alleged that Oloriesho and his boys attacked some residents of Bada Street, who weren’t loyal to them and they had a clash with some soldiers who were responding to a distress call within the area.

The police source said:

“Oloriesho has been on our file for a long time and we have been working very hard to arrest him but we made our first breakthrough last January when we apprehended five members of his gang and they gave us information on how to apprehend him and since we made that arrest, Mushin has been relatively peaceful.

There have been no news of violent clashes or killings within that area and to make sure we achieve a lasting result, we went all out for Oloriesho because he is the leader of the gang.

Before his arrest, we had got several information about him, detailing how he led his gang to carry out several killings against persons that are believed to be his opponents.

They have also killed innocent people in the process. One of such killings was in 2011, a few months after they killed 9-year-old Aminat. They also attacked and killed one Akeem Adeleye, alias Chiroke. He was attacked close to his house in Idi-Oro and killed.

One year after, while his friends were observing his remembrance, Oloriesho and his boys stormed the place, opened fire into the crowd and had a shootout with some soldiers who were around that area.

At the end, they killed one Niyi Ehidero, who was a nephew to the former IGP. In 2013, we had report that he killed one Morufu Bakare at Olosha Bus stop in Mushin. He was reported to have shot Bakare on the face.

In 2014, we received reports that he carried out two killings; one in January, while the other in December. In January 2014, we learnt that he led his boys and they shot one Segun Oladunjoye to death around Toll gate area Mushin.

We were informed that Segun was formerly part of his gang and he switched camp after he was released from prison. We were told that Oloriesho killed him because he felt Segun betrayed him.

In December 2014, he was also alleged to have killed one Lekan Akinshola at Oyegbola Street, Ilupeju. Based on these reports, we went after him and members of his gang and the result is what you are seeing now.”

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