2nd July, 2010
A Dublin (Republic of Ireland) returnee, Wasiu Apase, has been murdered during a clash between factions of the Oodua Peopleâ€™s Congress (OPC) at Kayode Bus Stop, Itire, Road, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Apase was clubbed to death and set ablaze incidentally on the day he returned from Dublin, Ireland.
The clash on Tuesday was the second time since December last year when members of the Gani Adams-led faction of the OPC and those led by Frederick Fasehun engaged in a bloody duel over control of Daleko Motor Park and collection of tolls at Daleko market.
It was learnt that Apase, a well-known leader of the Gani Adams faction of the OPC was not a party to the superiority battle, but one of the key combatants was said to have enlisted his support.
Their opponent was simply identified as â€œSpanner,â€ who also courted the favour of an unidentified member of the Dr. Frederick Fasehun-led OPC.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Apase was clubbed to death and set ablaze during the fighting before security agencies arrived to restore order.
The Fasehun-led OPC members in the area have, however, denied any involvement in the fighting and death of Apase.
Sources revealed that the police arrested an unnamed principal suspect and transferred him to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja.
A senior officer in SARS declined comment when contacted by P.M.NEWS.
He directed our reporter to speak with the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for clarifications.