A nursing mother , Anu Akinola who was arrested in connection with the death of a policeman Officer, Sergeant Collins Esiabor has denied involvement in the alleged crime, claiming she does not know anything about it.
Anu Akinola, the only female among the eight suspects paraded by the police on Wednesday said she was not part of the mob who killed the police sergeant.
Others paraded alongside Anu are: Adewunmi Sulieman 28, Olorunda Michael, 21, Omoba Idowu 27, Olarenwaju Hammed 20, Ransom Adewuye 27, Ayo Adeyanju 27, Babatunde Rufai 28, Ariyo Elegbede 52.
While narrating the incident to newsman, Anu, mother of a two year child after being paraded by the Lagos Commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi , said she was arrested in relation to a crime she doesn’t know anything about.
Explaining in a teary voice, Anu kept denying her involvement in the said mob that killed the police officer.
“God knows I am innocent, I was not involved in the act.
I was arrested a day before my child’s birthday and I have not seen my baby for seven days now,” She said.
Another suspects, Olanrewaju Hammed, 20 while speaking to pressmen also said he was picked on the road while going out.
Weeping profusely, Olanrewaju said he has been in the police net for seven days and he has not seen his mother who is an handicap.
According to him: “My mother is an handicap and there is no one to take care of her while I am being held in detention,” he said.
Others suspects however denied involvement in the said mob that killed the policeman.
It will be recalled that few days ago, some youths who were protesting against the death of one Shina, aka Ishan, who was reportedly injured during a police raid on Oshunkeye Street in Idiagbon community killed a police officer.
The men were reported to have chartered a bus to Haruna bus stop on College Road, where they attacked a police team stationed at the junction.
It was gathered that one of the policemen was chased to Emmanuel Olorunfemi Street, where he was clubbed and shot dead.
The Commissioner while briefing newsmen said that the incident occurred on 29, August at Haruna Bus-Stop, Ifako Ijaiye, Ogba, Lagos.
The Police boss said, eight suspects were arrested in connection to the crime and they will be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigation.
“Investigation has revealed that the suspects are cultists as attested by one of them, Ago Adeyanju who conveyed the corpse of the later member to the burial site and on their way, they decided to avenge the death of the deceased on the police patrol team even though tut is clear that the police had no physical contact whatsoever with the deceased.
“According to the suspects, the deceased who sighted the policemen within the vicinity attempted to safely the fence but he put the wrong foot forward and fatally injured himself,” Edgal said.
He however added that Investigation into the case is ongoing with a view to arresting other fleeing suspects while those who are arrested will be charged to court accordingly.