The Lagos State Police Command is set to investigate the alleged murder of a returnee from the United States of America, Mutiu Agbosasa.
Agbosasa, who was said to have spent 45 years in the USA was said to have been shot by unknown men in Ikorodu area
According to a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu ordered a thorough investigation of the alleged crime.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the death of one Mutiu Agbosasa of the Ginti Estate, Ijede, Ikorodu.
“On December 15, 2019, around 2.30am, one Rohis Dana, a security man working with the said Mutiu Agbosasa reported at the Ijede Police Station that his boss sent him to call the police.
“A team of policemen led by the divisional police officer rushed to the scene and found the corpse of the victim in his vehicle burnt beyond recognition. The crime scene was cordoned off for forensic examination.
“Homicide detectives and forensic experts from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department were deployed in the scene for analysis and the corpse was evacuated to hospital for autopsy.
“The security guard, who was 44 days old in the job at the time of the incident, was placed in custody for questioning. In his statement, he stated that on December 14, 2019, around 10.30pm, he opened the gate for his boss to drive into the compound and while closing the gate, four unknown men entered the house through the pedestrian gate and that he heard his boss shouting that he should run and call the police.
“He said it did not occur to him to call the neighbouring security guards for help. An investigation is ongoing with a view to unravelling the circumstances surrounding his death and to identify those behind the gruesome murder. Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the estate.”