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October 25, 2004

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Shocking Confession: Police Admit to Killing Agbeyegbe
Police authorities have owned up that their officers killed aviation critic Jerry Agbeygbe, whose life was snuffed out on October 12, a rare confirmation of that conspiracy theory already spun by his family members, friends and a sceptic public. Lagos State Deputy Police Commissioner (Operations) John Haruna said in an interview at the weekend that the suspects within could be named before the end of this week. It is indeed a ground breaking admission by an arm of the security agencies whose responsibility is to protect the lives as well as properties of the citizens who cough out the taxes that pay their salaries. The police often parade their officers when they kill non-prominent citizens, but they rarely do so when someone famous is murdered by them deliberately or through “accidental discharge”. Haruna said Agbeyegbe was killed “by mistake” by mobile policemen who are now in custody. They were apprehended last week. Granted that he was shot inadvertently, though the number of pellets used on him creates an otherwise impression, who made the mistake? Haruna agreed with the argument that “only police men on legitimate duty those early hours of Tuesday, October 12” could have killed anyone by chance error. Said he: “Mobile policemen create more problems for the police than conventional policemen. Most of the accidental killings we have to explain often originated from them. That is why Commissioner of Police (Israel Ajao) is very angry and has started posting them out of Lagos in batches. Many have been redeployed outside Lagos already”. His remarks thus confirm widespread belief that mobile policemen in their duty post along the highway killed Agbeyegbe.


End emergency rule...Gowon begs


Wild Wild West: Police...


BNW GowonFormer Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has appealed to President Olusegun Obasanjo to lift the state of emergency in Plateau State as a 70th birthday present to him. He made the request yesterday at a reception organised for him at the Hill Station Hotel, Jos. He called it “my birthday request” from the president.


BNW Ogun State Gov Olusegun OsobaA police team from zone two, Onikan, Lagos last night effected the arrest of the immediate past governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba in connection with last Tuesday attack on his successor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel at Iloro. Governor Daniel had alleged that the attack by students of the Federal Polytechnic...



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