The Zone 2 Police Command in Onikan, Lagos, has detained eight people in connection with the attack on the convoy of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, last month in Lagos.
Tinubu, who returned to Lagos on Sunday, June 19, 2022, after emerging as his party’s flag bearer in the presidential primaries held at Eagles Square in Abuja, also paid a visit to the palace of Lagos’s Oba, Rilwan Akiolu, on the same day.
On his way out, however, some armed hoodlums attacked his convoy, breaking the windows of the press corps bus with stones and machetes and injuring several journalists.
The accused confessed to being members of various fraternities, according to the Zonal Public Relations Officer, SP Hauwa Idris-Adamu, who paraded them before journalists.
She stated that the zone has initiated a manhunt for the attacker’s sponsor.
“The suspects are cults,” she claims. They are members of the Aiye, Eiye, Oju Akpaco, and Esuru boy confraternities. They have mentioned the name of the attacker’s sponsor, who is still at large.
The investigations are still ongoing, and we will update the press as soon as we have identified the main suspect.”