The Lagos State Commissioner of Police , Hakeem Odumosu , has ordered a manhunt for the motorcyclists , who allegedly killed a Lagos businessman , Yamah Usman , in the Elepe area of Ikorodu .
report that Yamah was stoned to death by an angry mob of motorcyclists for hitting a partially sighted man with his vehicle around the Ikorodu Garage last Monday .
The motorcyclists were said to have reacted violently towards Yamah after the Edo State indigene hit the partially sighted man , and out of fear for his life , he reportedly fled from the scene , but the motorcyclists pursued him and intercepted him at Elepe on the Ijede Road , where he was stoned to death .
Yamah ’ s son , Abdulmalik , had said the partially sighted man was alive , adding that the motorcyclists , mostly from the northern part of the country , vandalised his father ’ s vehicle after stoning him to death in broad daylight .
After perpetrating the crime , the suspects were said to have mounted their motorcycles and fled the scene of the crime .
In a follow – up reaction to the incident on Tuesday , Odumosu told that he had summoned the Divisional Police Officers and Divisional Crime Officers in the affected areas to a meeting, adding that efforts were on to get justice for the bereaved family .
He confirmed that some arrests had been made and explained that a manhunt had been launched to apprehend more suspects and promised a comprehensive investigation into the incident.
Odumosu stated, “ It was a mob reaction and a manhunt has been launched for the suspects , who perpetrated the crime .
Although some arrests have been made , the manhunt still continues because it is a murder case and a thorough investigation needs to be done to link the suspects to the crime .
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“ The incident happened in two divisions .
The first division was where the victim hit someone, while the second division was where he was intercepted and killed .
I summoned the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the areas to a meeting today (Tuesday) and I can confirm to you that some arrests have been made .
The investigation is in top gear to get justice for the bereaved family . ”
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