The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two suspects over the death of a commercial cyclist and theft of his motorcycle.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest said the suspects, Lekan Odusote and Monday Molipa, lured the bike man to Ikangba area, Obalende in Ijebu-Ode, where they killed him and took his corpse to an uncompleted building, dug a shallow grave and buried him there.
They subsequently took his motorcycle to Ijebu-Igbo where they sold it at the rate of N120,000. However, their inability to agree on a sharing formula for the money led to a serious altercation between the suspects and involvement of the Police.
Acting upon a piece of intelligent information, the DPO Obalende division, CSP Sunday Omonijo swiftly dispatched his detectives to effect the arrest of the two suspects.
On interrogation, they confessed to luring an Okada man to an isolated area where they killed him and took possession of the motorcycle which they sold, and that the sharing formula of the proceeds from the sale of the motorcycle resulted in serious disagreement between them.
The suspects took policemen to the uncompleted building where the victim was buried, and the corpse has been recovered and taken to the mortuary for post mortem examination.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
Meanwhile, four SARS Policemen of the Lagos State police command have been dismissed from service following the extrajudicial killings of an unarmed suspect who they arrested and subsequently killed with a trial. A video of the policemen was subsequently uploaded online while the policemen were carrying out the act, which has generated widespread condemnation