Land tussle: Police nab three suspects over murder

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Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they arrested three suspects for allegedly killing one Rasaq Shotunde of Solomo Village in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects whose name were given as Daniel Ikwe, Michael Tedungbe and Idowu Shorunke, were said to have been arrested on Friday December 25th, 2020.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested following a distressed call received by the policemen at Owode-Egba Divisional Headquarters that the deceased’s corpse was found along the road leading to Baseye Village, with his head smashed with a heavy object suspected to be a club.

He said the Divisional Police Officer, Owode-Egba, Mathew Ediae quickly mobilised detectives to the scene from where they started a thorough investigation.

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

Oyeyemi further said, “The arrested suspect led the police to his accomplice and he was also apprehended.

“During interrogation, 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.

“They confessed further that they laid ambush for the deceased on his way to the village from Abeokuta where he had gone to visit his son and used a heavy stick to smash his head.

“On his own part, Idowu Shorunke admitted being the one who contracted the two others to kill the deceased because of an issue over a portion of land which has been lingering on for a while.”

Meanwhile, he said the three suspects had been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun for further investigation and prosecution.

Oyeyemi said the corpse had been taken to a general hospital mortuary for autopsy.

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