The Nigerian Police has gunned down the Kingpin suspected to behind the Killing of some security personnel inclusing four Police men and Army officer in Ikorodu Local Government Areas (LGA) of Lagos State.
The Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), Jimoh Moshood , in a statement on Wednesday, said the late suspect, called Endurance Ominisan ‘M’ aka Mighty, is a native of Arogbo town in Ondo State.
Moshood listed the items recovered from the deceased including one Turkish pistol, five live ammunition, and four ammunition shell.
He said: “Concerned by the gruesome murder of four Police men and an Army officer, the Inspector general of Police (IGP) Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, deployed the Police Special Units led by the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) to unravel the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident and bring those responsible to justice.
“On April 16, 2017 Intelligence response Team (IRT) engaged some of the vicious and notorious criminal/militant gang responsible for the killings in an ambush of two Inspectors of Police, two Police sergeants and an Army Captain and also wounded the Divisional Police Officer in Ikorodu area of Lagos Sate on Sunday April 9, 2017.”
“After the gun duel a principal suspect now deceased who is a kingpin in the killings of the Policemen and the Army Officer, one Endurance Ominisan aka, mighty, native of Arogbo town in Ondo State was shot while trying to escape from the roof top of a house at No. 20 Joel Adebolu Street, Ibeshi area of Ikorodu,” he added.
The Force PRO said that while the suspect was being taken for medical treatment, he made oral confessional statement admitting to the criminal roles he played along with other suspects at large in some kidnap for ransom cases and militant attacks on Ikorodu and other neighbouring communities in Lagos State.
“He also confessed to Oniba of Iba kidnapping, Turkish School children and members of staff kidnapping and many other kidnappings in Lagos and Ogun States before he was confirmed dead at the Hospital,” he said.
Jimoh also said that the Police Special Units and IGP Intelligence Response Team are on the trail of the other members of this vicious and notorious gang. Much progress have been made in the investigation of the gruesome murder of the Police and military personnel.
He however, advised members of the public in Ikorodu and neighbouring communities, “to go about their lawful activities without fear or apprehension and have confidence in the ability of the Nigeria Police Force to sustain the normalcy that has being restored in the area”.