Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested three brothers, Okiki Mulero(23), Michael Mulero(21) and Joseph Mulero (17) for allegedly beaten a So-Safe corps officer, Segun Godfrey Barde, to death.
The So-Safe corps officer was said to be on guard duty at OGD Estate, Asero, Abeokuta on Christmas Eve when the incident occurred.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said trouble started when one of the suspects, Okiki Mulero, who is a commercial cyclist(Okada) was denied entry into the estate for carrying more than one passenger, contrary to the rule of the estate.
He said this infuriated him and he called his two brothers, Micheal and Joseph Mulero who came to the scene and they jointly attacked the two security guards on guard duty with planks.
Oyeyemi added that in the process, one of the security men by the name Segun Godfrey Barde was hit with a plank and he slumped.
He explained that he was subsequently rushed to O&A hospital where he gave up the ghost on Friday 25th of December 2020 while receiving treatment.
Oyeyemi said the case was reported at Obantoko Divisional Headquarters by the Community Development Association executives of the estate, and the Divisional Police Officer, Sunday Opebiyi, sent detectives to arrest the suspects.
He said the suspects all confessed to the commission of the crime.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
Oyeyemi said the corpse of the victim has been deposited in a mortuary for post mortem examination.