Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation, Solomon Adeola has alleged that soldiers of the Nigeria Army operating at the Ikeja check point of Lagos State, South-West Nigeria are responsible for the killing of his senior aide, Adeniyi Sanni, in the early hours of Saturday August 5, 2023.

Senator Adeola in a statement signed by him says update on the investigation of the murder of his senior aide by the Nigerian Police Force reveals that the deceased was killed by a syndicate of soldiers operating under the newly deployed Commander of 9 Brigade, Ikeja Cantonment of the Nigeria Army.

Senator Adeola said top Police sources familiar with the investigation informed him that a similar brutal killing and armed robbery occurred around the same Ojodu-Berger late on Thursday night of August 17, 2023 resulting in the killing of another Nigerian whose body was discovered around Iyana-Ipaja after he was taken away by soldiers from the checkpoint.

Senator Adeola had earlier stated that information available to him on the circumstances surrounding the death of his senior aide, Adeniyi Sanni was that, he was stopped at a check point around Ojodu- Berger area of Lagos on his way to his home at Isheri by “security agents” who asked him to provide the documents of the car he was driving.

The deceased provided all documents after he called his wife to send all the documents to his phone. He further stated that the wife called a while later and the late Sanni told her that the soldiers were still checking the vehicle papers.

He says that was the last she heard from her husband and the body of Sanni, ridden with bullets was later discovered at the Toyota Bus Stop area of Oshodi, close to a Military barrack.

Senator Adeola calls on the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Taoreed Lagbaja to direct the fishing out of the killers of his aide for further investigation, prosecution and justice for the deceased as a pattern of killings and armed robbery has been established against soldiers mounting late night checkpoints around Ikeja with similar unreported incidences in recent times around Ikeja

He added that the Nigerian Army cannot be seen to cordon or harbour rogue elements robbing and killing innocent Nigerians within its fold.

The lawmaker pointed that till date, the black Toyota Camry of his aide Sanni, his phones and other valuables are yet to be recovered.


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