Ejigbo torture: Police declare 3 wanted

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The Police on Friday named three suspects earlier declared wanted in connection with the torture of three women at a market at Ejigbo, Lagos. This was contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, in Abuja, giving the names of the suspects as Ranti Lukeman Akande, Akeem Shitu and Tiri.
“Ranti Akande, a.k.a Otempa, who is between 45 to 50 years and dark in complexion, uses the appellations: Comrade or Alhaji or Chief Ranti Lukeman Akande. He is tall with a big frame and has no tribal marks. The suspect has white set of teeth with an artificial gold tooth,” Mba said in the statement.
He said that Akande was a panel beater before he started parading himself as the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) coordinator. The statement said that the suspect speak Yoruba and English Languages fluently, while he often attend parties.
According to the statement, Shitu, 42, is dark in complexion, slim, tall and has tribal marks.
“He speaks Yoruba Language fluently and also speaks understandable English language and is believed to be a member of the OPC at Ejigbo.” The statement quoted Mba as saying.
Tiri, 37, according to the statement is dark in complexion, not too tall, no tribal marks with pointed nose, has uneven set of teeth and has visible thick lower lips.
“The public is hereby implored to furnish the police with any useful information that will lead to the arrest of these wanted suspects,” the statement reads.
It implored anyone with useful information on the suspects to contact the nearest police station or call the following numbers:08157178111and 08098902777.
The police had on Feb. 25 announced the arrest of 12 suspects in connection with the incident. It would be recalled that a woman and her two daughters were tortured at the Oba Morufu International Market, Ejigbo in Lagos in February 2013 over alleged stealing of pepper.

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