Five months after the brutal murder of Emmanuel Ubah aka Onwa, by some unknown gunmen on Friday, July 21, 2017 along 7th Avenue, Festac town, Lagos Mainland, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohinmi directed the re-opening of the case and launched a massive man-hunt of Ubah’s killers across the state.
Ubah, who was a business man and the head of Community Policing Youth Vanguard (CPYV) in Amuwo Odofin LGA was shot four times in the head on the eve of Local Government elections in July, 2017 and died instantly before he could be rescued.
Ubah’s death sparked outrage in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos Mainland, with his friends and associates insisting that his killing was politically motivated. However, after months of tracking the culprits, the Police Operatives on Monday, November 20, 2017, paraded the suspects with the murder weapon.
It happened that the four suspected killers apprehended, Fatai Onifade alias Apase, 40 years; Abidemi Kolawole a.k.a Baido, 42 years; Mufutai Tokosi alias TK, 31 years old and 30 year old Micheal Fashola, where arrested together, by the operatives of the Inspector-General of Police’ (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
The suspects were said to have been contracted to kill Ubah, after Onifade confessed that he ordered Ubah’s murder because he felt threatened by his influence in the area.
It was gathered that the suspects, who fled to Cotonou after allegedly committing the offence, later had a disagreement on the balance of their payment.
They were said to have been involved in fights with Onifade, who was allegedly their link to the person who ordered the murder.