Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Six people were killed and several injured after two rival gang clashed in Lagos Island.
An Eye witnesses claimed that the men were killed by one Falapa during a continuous clash of Okepopo boys and Onola boys.
It was gathered that in the last one week, renewed clash of miscreants started on the Island,Falapa was alleged to have killed six men with his English gun, superior to the Dane gun carried by rival group.

His victims have been identified as Irabor, Mustapha and four others, whose names are yet unknown.

Eye witness said: “Falapa vowed after the last clash with Onola boys early this year, where three of his gang members from Okepopo were killed, that he would surely avenged their death. To make his plan successful, he bought a new gun and had been looking for opportunity to execute his mission. He succeeded during 155 year celebration of Epetedo existence where a local musician came to perform in the area. Falapa and his gang members pursued Onola boys who left the area at about 3.30am and attacked them along Tokunbo Street where two persons were killed.”

The witness further said: “On Friday night, Irabor, a member of Onola youths was also shot dead at Atiko area on the Island, while Mustapha was shot dead by on Sunday afternoon along Branco Street. Two other members were shot dead at Okepopo area when the Onola boys went for a reprisal on Monday morning.”

The incessant killings have led to the closure of many shops and markets at Itafaji, Evans, Branco, Olushi, Atiko, Onola, Okepopo, Massey Apatira, Smith and other adjacent Streets on the Island. Residents were seen packing out in some of the areas mentioned.

Police from the Area ‘A’ Police Command, Lion Building, in the early hour of Monday raided an undisclosed hotel where some gang members of Falapa hid after operations. Two of Falapa’s lieutenants, ‘Semo and Segun Playboy, were arrested among other suspects in police detention now.
It would be recalled that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, on Thursday, assured Lagos-Island residents that he would bring an end to neighborhood crimes and cultism.

Imohimi gave the assurance during a Town-Hall Stakeholders Security Meeting hosted by the Area ‘A’ Commander, ACP J. O Akinyede at Lion Building, Lagos.

His words: “We continue to have neighborhood crimes and cult-related violence and for this reason, I have with immediate effect ordered Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers to reach out to traditional rulers, CDAs and other voluntary groups. We will set up vigilante group in Area ‘A’ Command to reach out to inner streets and neighborhoods to restore peace in the community.”

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