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Lagos Police Reveal Identity Of 22-Year-Old Who Poured Petrol On Slain Sound Engineer

The Lagos State Police Command has revealed the identity of a 22-year-old, who allegedly poured petrol on sound engineer, David Imoh, before he was set ablaze in the Lekki area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed this in a statement on Monday, saying that the number of suspects arrested in connection with the gruesome murder has risen to seven.

The PPRO named the seventh suspect as 22-year-old Usman Abubakar.

David was allegedly beaten and set ablaze by motorcyclists in the Admiralty area of Lekki in Lagos on May 12, 2022.

The engineer’s colleagues, Frank, a saxophonist, and Philip, a keyboardist, had boarded a motorcycle to a venue on Admiralty Way where David was setting up for a show.

The motorcyclist was said to have conveyed the duo to the destination when an argument bordering on N100 erupted between the motorcyclist and David’s friends.

The argument was said to have degenerated into a fight, as the motorcyclist sought the support of other motorcyclists, who intervened in the matter.

During the fight, the motorcyclists were said to be attacking Frank and Philip when David was alerted to the incident. In a bid to rescue his friends, David rushed out of the venue but as he got to the scene of the attack, the motorcyclists allegedly seized and beat him till he became unconscious and his motionless body reportedly set ablaze.

In reaction, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has since banned commercial bike riders in six local government areas in the state.

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