Group Demands Arrest, Prosecution Of Lagos Council Boss, Buraimoh Over Violence At LG Polls

The Lagos State Chapter of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has requested safety brokers to arrest the Council Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Valentine Buraimoh for allegedly deploying thugs to disrupt the state native authorities elections on Saturday.

The group accused Buraimoh of being in possession of firearms which some hoodlums allegedly used to injure voters on Election Day. 

Group Demands Arrest, Prosecution Of Lagos Council Boss, Buraimoh Over Violence At LG Polls 2

They additionally accused him of carting away poll packing containers within the FESTAC space of the state, with the assistance of the thugs. 

The human rights organisation additional alleged that an ex-Lagos lawmaker, Dipo Olorunrinu, who is alleged to have a pending case with the Lagos State Police Command, was an confederate within the atrocities perpetrated within the state final Saturday.

CDHR disclosed this in an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu and another chieftains on the APC, on Tuesday.

In the letter signed by the CDHR State Chairman, Kehinde Adeoye, the group requested Buhari, Tinubu, all APC leaders and the nation’s safety brokers ought to examine different violent actions that went down that very same day in Surulere and Agege the place two folks have been killed.

“During the marketing campaign in direction of May 29, 2021 APC Primaries, there have been a number of rounds of gunshots fired into the air at 512 Road, FESTAC Town by members of Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu’s group whereas he was current on the location.

“The incumbent Council Chairman of the Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Engineer Valentine Buraimoh personally led thugs to thrust back voters and cart away poll packing containers to an unknown vacation spot whereas some folks suffered varied levels of physique harm, significantly in Ward Ok.

“Our concern as members of the civil society is to ensure that the lives of people are not endangered. There are pictorial and video evidence of the use of illegal firearms at the primaries,” the letter partly learn.

The group requested that the culprits must be delivered to justice, for Lagos to have peace. 

“We hereby name on President Muhammadu Buhari because the Chief Security Officer of the nation; National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; the Governor of Lagos State because the Chief Security Officer of the state; the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Mungono (rtd); the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi; Inspector General of Police Alkali Baba Usman; Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu; Lagos Director of State Security Service (SSS) to order a high-powered investigation into this safety matter and life-threatening difficulty contemplating the spate of insecurity at present in Nigeria and in addition mop up the firearms from the neighborhood used in the course of the assault.

“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari and all the security agencies to immediately arrest Engineer Valentine Buraimoh in order to mop up arms from the community (used) during the attack and prosecute him in a competent court of jurisdiction.”

“We demand to know the state of the investigation by the Nigeria Police in Lagos State on the arrest of Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu by the Commissioner of Police with respect to illegal firearms and ammunition in 2018,” the letter added.

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Group Demands Arrest, Prosecution Of Lagos Council Boss, Buraimoh Over Violence At LG Polls

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