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Hammer-wielding suspect nabbed for attempted murder in Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command on Monday night, arrested a 29-year-old suspect, Sodiq Ishola, for attempting to murder a 65-year-old man with a hammer.

According to a statement by the Police yesterday, the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) officers on patrol, in a swift response to a distress call intervened at approximately 8:30 p.m. at Pako Bus Stop, Iyana Ipaja, and apprehended the suspect, preventing further harm to the victim.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Ishola and an accomplice allegedly trailed the victim and his wife from Lagos Island on a motorcycle before launching the brutal attack.

The suspect is accused of inflicting severe head injuries on the victim before being restrained and arrested by the RRS operatives.

The police are investigating the motive behind the attack and searching for the suspect’s accomplice.

Police officers are seen conducting checks on vehicles at the Federal High court in Abuja, Nigeria October 21, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

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