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Ogun police arrest three assailants over murder

Operatives of Ogun Police Command have arrested three suspected assailants for killing a 55-year Rasaq Shotunde over a land tussle. Shotunde was reportedly murdered in…

Operatives of Ogun Police Command have arrested three suspected assailants for killing a 55-year Rasaq Shotunde over a land tussle.

Shotunde was reportedly murdered in cold blood on December 25, 2020, at Solomo Village in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The suspects are: Daniel Ikwe, Micheal Tedungbe, and Idowu Shorunke, who were arrested following a distress call received by the policemen at Owode-Egba divisional headquarters.

It was reported that the deceased was found dead along the road leading to Baseye Village, with his head smashed with a heavy object suspected to be a club.

The Spokesman of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said following the distress call, the DPO of Owode-Egba, CSP Mathew Ediae, quickly mobilised his detectives to the scene from where they started a thorough investigation.

He said their efforts yielded positive results when one of the suspects was arrested with the help of people in the community.

On interrogation, he said the duo of Daniel Ikwe and Micheal Tedungbe confessed that they killed the deceased on the order of Idowu Shorunke who promised them the sum of N500, 000 if they carried out the assignment successfully.

Oyeyemi said the three suspects have been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department on the order of the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun, for further investigation and prosecution, while the corpse had been taken to general hospital mortuary for autopsy.

 

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