Monday, 19 November 2012
Police Arrest Five Over Assassination of Fashola’s Ex-Aide
Five men were on Sunday night arrested at the Sagamu area of Ogun State in connection with the assassination of a former chairman of Ikeja Local Government, Lagos State, Mr. Toyin Hamzat.
Hamzat was also a former special adviser on health to Governor Babatunde Fashola.
It was learnt that he had just dropped a female companion when he was killed.
Although the police did not give the names of the arrested suspects, the spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, said the estranged husband of Hamzat’s female companion was one of those arrested.
Adejobi said, “Hamzat was shot dead around 9pm on Sunday. According to the report we got, he had just dropped off a female friend when the gunmen ambushed his car and shot him.
“The woman said the vehicle the assailants used was likely to belong to her estranged husband. She also said there was a time the husband visited her and met Hamzat with her.
“The suspects are currently being held at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta.”