Police declare man wanted over arm, public peace threat

By Moses Omorogieva

The police command in Lagos state has declared one Mr Tajudeen Bakare, wanted over alleged public exhibition of pump action rifle and threatening public peace.

This is contained in a statement on Thursday by the command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.

Hundeyin said that following the emergence of a viral video showing a man wielding a pump action rifle and threatening public peace, the police through intelligence report trailed him.

He said that the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) led by the commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who worked on actionable intelligence, carried out a sting operation on the residence of the man in the Surulere area of the state.

“The suspect, Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare, narrowly escaped arrest and is hereby declared wanted. Any useful information leading to his arrest would be appreciated and treated with utmost confidentiality.

“Found in the suspect’s residence were three pump action rifles, one Beretta pistol magazine, one expended 9mm ammunition, one expended and three live cartridges and a picture frame of the suspect,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the picture frame found by the police has the inscription – “Oba Tajudeen Bakare (Oba Ogboni Abalaiye) Ajamajebi, the first President of the Supreme Body of Ogboni Association Worldwide”.

The spokesperson commended the residents of Lagos for their vigilance and prompt information to security agencies.

He warned all trouble makers to steer clear of the state as anyone found wanting would be dealt with in accordance with the law. (NAN)