Police name suspects arrested over killing of sound engineer in Lekki

Police in Lagos on Friday paraded six suspects in connection with the killing of a sound engineer David Sunday.

Mr Sunday was reportedly lynched on May 12 by suspected motorcyclists aka Okada riders on Admiralty Way in the Lekki area of the state.

Commissioner of police Abiodun Alabi explained that Sunday was lynched and set on fire by the mob.

“On May 12, 2022, around 6.30pm, at Studio 24, Lekki, Lagos, an Okada rider by the name Dahiru, had a quarrel with his passengers, Frank Olatunji and Philip Balogun, over the bike fare.

“In the heat of the argument, Frank Olatunji and Philip Balogun invited one David Sunday to mediate only for Dahiru and his cohorts to violently attack him, kill him, and set him ablaze.

“A total of six suspects, Dahiru Ayuba, Susan Moses, Christopher Dauda, Joseph Tella, Chigozie Anthony, and Sunday Azi, have been arrested. Suspects will be charged to court after the investigation,” said Alabi.

The incident has since pushed the state government to ban Okada in six local government areas and nine local council development areas.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the ban was “total” and that Okada riders in other areas should find something else to do for a living as the ban would soon hit them.