Police move to unravel Lagos apprentice’s death



Police in Lagos State has begun an investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of a 22-year-old male tailoring apprentice, identified as Hakeem Mujib.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.

Hundeyin said that the command got information about the incident on Sunday night, but no arrest had been made in connection with the incident.

He said that the command was on the trail on those suspected to be responsible for the death, assuring that no stone will be left unturned in the investigation.

NAN reports that there were different accounts of why the young man was allegedly beaten to death by some suspected tailors.

Some said that the apprentice was beaten to death over alleged theft, while others claimed he was killed for being a spy at Obadina area of Lagos Island.

The apprentice was alleged to have gone to a two-storey building on Obadina Stteet, off Obe Street, Lagos Island, to rest with his friend called Kehinde around 2.00 a.m., while returning from an errand on which he was sent by his boss.

According to the account, he was mistakenly taken for a robbery spy and beaten to death by yet to be identified persons before help could come.


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