Updated: Former Ikeja chairman likely killed over tussle for woman- Police

Toyin Hamzat was shot dead on Sunday night.

The murder of a former Chairman of Ikeja Local Government, Toyin Hamzat, might be linked to a tussle over a woman, the Ogun State Police Command has alleged.

Mr. Hamzat, was shot dead at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, after he dropped a lady friend from his car in the Sagamu area, the police said.

The Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said that the lady, who raised an alarm after the shooting, told the police that the vehicle used by the assassins “likely belongs” to her estranged husband.

Mr. Adejobi also said that the lady, whom he declined to name, informed them that her ‘former’ husband had once met Mr. Hamzat at her residence.

“Five suspects, including the lady’s husband have been arrested by the police and are currently being interrogated at the state CID, Eleweran, Abeokuta,” Mr. Adejobi said.

Mr. Hamzat’s corpse has been deposited at a mortuary in Sagamu.

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Ben Ezeamalu is an Assistant Managing Editor and the Head of Lagos Operations/Metro Editor at PREMIUM TIMES. A graduate of Microbiology from the University of Jos, Ben won the 2015 Africa Fact-Check Awards and was a runner-up in the 2014 CNN/Multichoice African Journalists of the Year.

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