Musiliu Haruna-Ishola, a musician and son of late popular apala singer, Haruna Ishola has been arrested in connection with the death of a tout identified as Mustapha Daramola, in Ijora area of Lagos State last Saturday.

Sources said that trouble started when Musiliu went to perform at a ceremony at 22 Aro Street, Ijora Badia, and he was pestered by hoodlums for money, which he refused them.

His refusal got them angry, and the hoodlums began to foment trouble, destroying anything on sight.

In the ensuing melee, a policeman attached to MOPOL 16, who was on duty, shot sporadically in order to scare off the hoodlums. In the process, Daramola was killed while another guy, Kazeem Ishola, was also shot.

It was gathered that the infuriated hoodlums, took to the streets to protest the death of one of them and were vandalizing vehicles of guests at the gathering.

The hoodlums were said to have also vandalized a police patrol vehicle.

The situation, it was learnt, would have degenerated into a bloodbath if not for the intervention of policemen attached to Ijora Badia Division.

Musiliu, who is known for his popular album, Soyoyo, was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba.

When contacted on the telephone, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Damasus Ozoani, confirmed the incident. Ozoani said preliminary investigations revealed that the slain hoodlum was attempting to snatch the policeman’s rifle when he was shot.

He said, “The case is that of murder and disturbance of public peace.”

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  1. If this story is as reported then Musiliu has no case to answer! I mean i dont see him the right person to be held for the murder of that tout. he is not the mopol that shot the guy


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