Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three men over the death of one Rasaq Shotunde who was murdered in cold blood at Solomo Village in Obafemi Owode Local Government area of the state last Friday.
The suspects, Daniel Ikwe, Michael Tedungbe and Idowu Sorunke were arrested following a distress call received by policemen at Owode-Egba Divisional Headquarters 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 command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola,Oyeyemi in a statement said upon a distress call, the DPO Owode-Egba, Mathew Ediae, a Chief Superintendent of Police quickly mobilized his detectives to the scene from where they started a thorough investigation.
The PPRO said detectives’ efforts yielded positive results when one of the suspects was arrested with the help of people in the community.
“The arrested suspect led the police to his accomplice and he was also apprehended. The two suspects there and then informed the police that it was Sorunke who contracted them to eliminate the deceased Their confession led the police to his house where he was promptly arrested”
On interrogation, the duo of Ikwe and Tedungbe confessed that they killed the deceased on the order of Sorunke who promised them the sum of N500,000 if they carried out the assignment successfully.
Oyeyemi quoted the suspects as confessing 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, Sorunke 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, 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.