Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FEDSARS, Adeniji Adele annex, have arrested a notorious gangster allegedly responsible for killing of several
innocent people in Lagos.
It was gathered that the suspect, Alayode
Idris Abiola aka Aloma reportedly wrecked
havoc in the Mushin, Fadeyi and Oshodi
areas , maiming and killing several innocent
It was also reported that the arrested
suspect was also responsible for the death
of a nine-year-old girl Aminat Lateef who
was killed in front of her house in Fadeyi
while returning from an errand on
December 9, 2010.
Vanguard learned that prior to the incident,
Aloma and his gang had consistently
threatened and terrorised resident of
Fadeyi because he had issues with a
resident identified as Toba, a member
Nation Union Road Transport Worker.
Recounting the incident that claimed the
life of his little niece, 34-year-old Wasiu
Lateef, who witnessed the murder said:
“We were outside the house when she was
sent on an errand, outside the compound.
Less than five minutes after she left the
compound we started hearing gunshot.
The shots was so close that we had to
scamper for safety but from where I was, I
saw her coming towards the house innocently, even as about seven gunmen wearing black T-shirts were behind them
“From where I was hiding behind a bus, I beckoned to her to come because I didn’t want her to be cut up in the crossfire before she entered the house.
Unfortunately, as she hid where I was, Aloma instructed his men to open fire that someone was hiding beside the bus. As they opened fire one of the bullets hit her face and chest.
“On realising that they shot a minor he ordered his boys to move out. He said:
‘’Mopol movement let’s go. Immediately they
left, I carried her, shouting at the top of my voice, as her parents rushed out.”
According to Mr Saheed Lateef, the
deceased’s father “as I heard my brother’s voice I thought he had been hit by a stray bullet but when I ran out I saw him carrying my daughter with her clothes
soaked in blood. First we took her to Redemption Medical centre, Fadeyi but they
rejected her so we decided to take her to Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH, as she was already gasping for breath, on our
way to LUTH she died at LUTH’s gate.
Mother of the deceased speaks
Narrating how she felt at that time, Jumoke
Lateef, mother of the deceased, said: at that
time I was depressed, inconsolable, I
actually went to Toba house to cause trouble. I told him to leave the community,
because his continued stay in that
community was bringing death to many
people who were victims to the senseless
“I miss her so much, watching her die in
the pool of her own blood for a crime she
knows nothing about was heartbreaking.
Aminat was our first child; she was a
primary five pupil of Ola-Emmanuel Nursery
and primary school. If Aminat Lateef was
alive today she would have been 15-year-
old and in secondary school. But her
promising life was snuffed out when she
was only nine by suspected hoodlums led
“I have not stopped praying for the long
hand of the law to catch up with those responsible for the death of my daughter,
Aminat. It took five years for the police to arrest the man who led the gang. It shows how our system operates. If not for God
who is using policemen from Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FEDSARS,
Adeniji Adele annex Federal Special Anti-
Robbery Squad, FEDSARS, Adeniji Adele annex the case would have been dead and
buried. If people can kill others and get
away with it, it means they have become demi gods.”
It was gathered that some members of his
gang were arrested and charged to court
while Aloma went into hiding for five years
before he was arrested by Operatives of
Denying the allegation, 42- year-old,
Alayode Idris, who hails from Owu in Abeokuta South Local Government, said he
had no hand in the death of Eniola Olayemi
but he had the news of incident.
According to the Aloma, who was the
deputy Chairman of NURTW, Mushin Ajina
branch, before his arrest, ‘’It was from
Akeem aka no case that I received the news
of Muritala’s arrest. I belong to the same
gang with Ramoni Lawal aka Tanfiani, IK ,
and Lukmon who was earlier on charged
for the murder of Aminat a nine year old girl.