As the 2019 elections get closer, the stakes are getting higher and rivalries would also get thicker.

The implication, unfortunately, is that peaceful political meetings would be turned into fights and unnecessary bloodletting.

Five members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state have questions to answer after their meeting on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Igbosuku village, Eti-Osa LGA led to a murder.

The PDP visitation meeting was attended by Lagos State and Local Government PDP Chairmen.

According to Police PRO, Chike Oti, towards the end of the meeting, fracas broke out between one faction for the State Chairman, Hon. Moshood Adegoke Salvador and the other for the Eti-Osa LG Chapter Chairman, Engr Kehinde Fasasi.

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One Hon. Borishade Adeniyi, the Apapa LG PDP Chapter Chairman, was allegedly shot and injured on the leg. He was rushed to First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, where he was treated but eventually died.

While Adeniyi lies lifeless in the hospital mortuary, two other persons allegedly injured during the clash, are also receiving treatment in a hospital in Ajah.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal, directed the Area Commander in-charge of Area 'J' Elemoro, to ensure the arrests of all those involved in the crime.

“Pursuant to the directive, five (5) of the principal suspects were arrested; viz: Engr Kehinde Fasasi, chapter chairman, Eti-Osa LG; Hon. Rotimi Kujore, PDP chapter chairman, Lagos Island LG; Alhaji Fatai Adele, PDP chapter chairman, Mushin LG; Mr. Ismail Abiola, PDP chapter chairman, Amuwo Odofin LG and Dr. Amos Alabi Fawole, PDP chapter chairman, Surulere LG.”

He added that the five suspects have been transferred to SCIID, Panti, for further investigation.

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