Three teenagers, Sodiq Awokoya, Odunayo Samson and Jimoh Rilwan have been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for allegedly killing a motorcyclist, Bashiru Umaru, before absconding with his motorcycle.
A statement by the command said that the suspects were arrested on the 8th of October at Toll gate area of Ogere where they had gone to sell the deceased’s motorcycle.
The command’s PRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that the buyer alerted the Ogere Divisional Headquarters after suspecting a foul play as the sellers could not provide the motorcycle’s documents.
He added that the DPO Ogere Division, Abiodun Ayinde led his men to the scene and got the three suspects apprehended.
Oyeyemi said the teenagers informed the police that the motorcycle was stolen from Iperu Remo, and they were subsequently handed over to police in Iperu division.
“Coincidentally, it was the time the relations of the deceased came to lodge complaint about their missing person that the police brought the suspects from Ogere with the stolen motorcycle. On sighting the motorcycle, the relatives of the deceased quickly identified it, and informed the police that the motorcycle brought with the suspects belongs to their missing brother.
“Upon the information, the policemen intensified their investigation into the case, and the suspects later confirmed that they snatched the motorcycle, and that the owner is being tied to a tree in a bush. In order to rescue the victim, the policemen led the suspects to the bush, but surprisingly, they have hacked him to death before taking away the motorcycle,” the statement read in part.
The State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation, with the view of charging them to court as soon as investigation is concluded.