4 Masquerades Arrested For Attempting To Assassinate Baba Alado

Posted on September 16, 2021

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE

Police operatives from the Isheri Oshun Division, Lagos State Command, have arrested four armed masquerades, who allegedly invaded the home of a popular socialite and an estate guru, Alhaji Taoreed Farounbi, popularly known Baba Alado, to assassinate him before he was rescued in Lagos State.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened on 10th September, 2021, at his palatial home in Isheri Oshun area of Lagos.

Four of the masquerades were arrested and when the Police removed the masks, it was discovered that the suspects were linked to a rival group fighting Alado, namely Taofeek Jimoh, 42, Hassan Rafiu, 21, Lanre Adeogun, 29 and Sulaimon Musibau, 27.

They were alleged to have disguised as masquerades and mobilized over 500 other masquerades, who were said to be from a cult group, known as Ajeran, to Baba Alado home with arms and other dangerous weapons.

They were said to have invaded the place with cutlasses and were looking for Alado. When they did not find him, they attacked and stabbed two of his aides, Abiodun Oyepiju and Jammu Opukutu, who are now lying critically ill at an undisclosed hospital.

The Police at Isheri Oshun Division raced to the scene and when they could not repel the crowd, the DPO mobilized officers  from Area M Command, Idimu and State Command and repelled them.

The four suspects, after interrogation, have been charged before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for conspiracy and assault on the victims.

They pleaded not guilty.

 The prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, asked the Court to give a date for trial to enable the Police to prove that they actually committed the alleged offence.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. E.O. Ogunkanmi, granted them bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

They were remanded in custody pending when they will perfect their bail conditions while the matter was adjourned till 28th October, 2021, for mention.

2 responses to “4 Masquerades Arrested For Attempting To Assassinate Baba Alado”

  1. Jide Adedade says:

    First of all I strongly believed that investigating journalist and about proper investigating before publishing. But the irony of investigating journalism today is being bleed folded with corruption through corrupted politician and political thugs. Which hamper journalist from reporting facts stories.
    Baba Alado is the main culprit in this circumstance. Who always play victim. All his says in this publication is fabricated lies which is not true. It was Baba Alado thug boys who went and attacked community boys who were performing for one late Lamidi Boripe , as traditional rights of a chief in the community and also Late chief Lamidi Boripe is the leader of community masquerade and the custom demand that they should perform for him. It was Alado thug boys who were claiming territorial that the community boy should not pass their area, which makes it impossible for the community to perform their right for one of their leader. And the Alado thug then attacked the community boys, besides because isheri osun police station were under Baba Alado pay role. Instead of protecting the community and restoring order rather they were protecting people who paid them.
    Let me bring your attention to something. The same Baba Alado and Segun Akinde, and two others were involved in the killing of two innocent boys two years ago at the same Isheri Oshun, which the same police station failed to act on them before Baba Alado was charged for murderer and the case still in court.
    The four innocent boys that where arrested, were community young boy who did not wrong. As usual Baba Alado always fabricated stories kindly go and investigate all cases reported by him through his paid police men. All is similar to this. Check with the community who late Cheif Lamidi is? And you will get your fact about the event of the day.
    Also about the number of masquerades it’s all a lie and fabrication. Please go to the community and find out about the facts.
    Lastly Baba Alado and his thugs are the culprits in this case who are trying to cover up their atrocity with the help of the police, and on how they terrorised the community.

  2. Jide Adedade says:

    First of all I strongly believed that investigating journalist and about proper investigating before publishing. But the irony of investigating journalism today is being bleed folded with corruption through corrupted politician and political thugs. Which hamper journalist from reporting facts stories.
    Baba Alado is the main culprit in this circumstance. Who always play victim. All his says in this publication is fabricated lies which is not true. It was Baba Alado thug boys who went and attacked community boys who were performing for one late Lamidi Boripe , as traditional rights of a chief in the community and also Late chief Lamidi Boripe is the leader of community masquerade and the custom demand that they should perform for him. It was Alado thug boys who were claiming territorial that the community boy should not pass their area, which makes it impossible for the community to perform their right for one of their leader. And the Alado thug then attacked the community boys, besides because isheri osun police station were under Baba Alado pay role. Instead of protecting the community and restoring order rather they were protecting people who paid them.
    Let me bring your attention to something. The same Baba Alado and Segun Akinde, and two others were involved in the killing of two innocent boys two years ago at the same Isheri Oshun, which the same police station failed to act on them before Baba Alado was charged for murderer and the case still in court.
    The four innocent boys that where arrested, were community young boy who did not wrong. As usual Baba Alado always fabricated stories kindly go and investigate all cases reported by him through his paid police men. All is similar to this. Check with the community who late Cheif Lamidi is? And you will get your fact about the event of the day.
    Also about the number of masquerades it’s all a lie and fabrication. Please go to the community and find out about the facts.
    Lastly Baba Alado and his thugs are the culprits in this case who are trying to cover up their atrocity with the help of the police, and on how they terrorized the community.

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