By CHRISTOPHER OJI
The principal suspect who masterminded the explosion that rocked Lagos on Monday morning has allegedly confessed to the crime. The suspect simply identified as William was said to have named nine other accomplices. Police sources at the Area E Command, FESTAC, where the suspect was cooling his heels, said the man was fingered because he distorted some evidence at the explosion scene.
Chairman of he Sand Dealers Association, Amuwo Odofin, FESTAC Link Road Chief Pius Oladele was on Monday morning killed by an explosion. He was blown into pieces following the blast. The bomb device was planted directly where he was sitting under the FESTAC/Amuwo link bridge. A police officer, an inspector, described as a friend, who was with him at the time was seriously injured. A source told Daily Sun that the man had been talking to the police on how he and other eight persons planned the elimination of his boss.
The police source did not reveal the reason the chairman of the sand dealer association was murdered but an unconfirmed report said the killing might not be far from the fact that some people wanted to take over the leadership of the association. A sand dealer, who simply identified himself as Wasiu, had earlier told Daily Sun that “Oladele had been the chairman for over a decade, people see him as life chairman and you know there is a lot of money involved in the business.” He was killed two weeks after buying a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). When contacted, the state Commissioner of Police (CP), Umar Manko said it was true that a man was being held in connection with the explosion. “But we cannot just conclude that he was responsible. We are still investigating. Once we conclude our investigation we will let you know.”