Disquiet as killers of APC chieftain reportedly plan to flee Ikoyi prison

By Osondu Nwachukwu

Four suspected killers of an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ubah, are reportedly planning to escape from the Ikoyi prison where they are being held.

Ubah, popularly called Onwa, was shot dead inside his Sports Utility Vehicle on July 21, 2017, at FESTAC Town in Amuwo Odofin Lagos.

According to the Lagos state police command, the suspects are Michael Fashola, who allegedly pulled the trigger that killed Ubah; Muftau Toyosi; Abidemi Kolawole known as Baido, and Fatai Onifade, also known as Apese.

A source who is a family member of ‘Onwa’ said Abidemi Kolawole and Fatai Onifade have already done a fake medical report to avoid appearing in court.

The source also alleged that the suspects are already scheming with prison officials to aid their escape soon.

He said:

“They don’t go to court anymore because they have forged a fake medical report which they use as an excuse.

“They are taken to a hotel instead of to the court. Only Michael Fashola and Muftau Toyosi have been appearing in court.

“There is a grand plan to free them, the highest injustice ever. These guys killed an innocent man and should never be allowed back into society. They are dangerous.”

The source added that the suspects are frustrating the court proceedings with their absence when their case comes up.

“These guys have settled most of these prison warders, and they are already planning to free them.

“We call on the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Correctional Service, and the courts to look into this issue.

“We will ensure that our brother gets justice no matter how long it takes. We will resist any attempt to allow those guys out of Ikoyi prison,” he added.