June 1, 2020

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Police Raided Candle Light Procession held in Ikotun By One Million Boys

Police officers raided a candlelight procession held in Abaranje, Ikotun, by some suspected criminals in honor of their members who were killed via jungle justice in the area and this angered the suspected criminals.

Police operatives from Ikotun Division raided the area on Tuesday evening and dispersed the group that had planned a candlelight procession to honor the deceased who were unjustly killed over suspicion that they were ‘One Million Boys.

Some of the suspects who organized the procession in honor of their slain members were arrested while many escaped and were said to be at large.

The publication adds that some of the members, mainly the youths in the area, who are suspected members of a gang, have expressed their anger at having police disrupt the event, thereby preventing them from saying a proper farewell to their members who were unjustly killed. They described it as abuse of their right for lawful assembly as enshrined in the Constitution.

The police got information about the gathering to honor the deceased after residents expressed concerns when information spread that the gang, erroneously tagged ‘One Million Boys’, will be having a candlelight procession to honor their deceased members, who also reside in the area.

Many residents temporarily relocated elsewhere over the fear of the likely chaotic outcome of the candlelight procession which they feared might turn violent and bloody, PM Express adds.

The CDAs in the area contacted the Police to provide security and stop the group from their planned gathering as it might end up in violence and destruction.

Hence, the Police mobilized officers, went there, and disrupted the gathering and the event ended abruptly while some arrests were said to have been made.

The deceased was killed by some residents and vigilante in the area who suspected that they were ‘One Million Boys’. They were beheaded and thrown into a nearby canal before it was later discovered that they were residents including a brother to the Oba of Ikotun.

This attracted the attention of the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, who visited the area and some people were arrested and transferred to the SCIID, Panti Yaba, for murder.

It has not been confirmed by the Police if the deceased were actually part of the ‘One Million Boys’ as some residents claimed as the investigation was said to be ongoing on the matter

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