Osogbo, Nigeria – Osun Police Command on Sunday said it arrested a commercial motorcyclist and three others in connection with the abduction and killing of a traditional chief in Ora Igbomina, Ifedayo local government area.
Its spokeswoman, SP Yemisi Opalola, in a statement by the command said the suspects were arrested after the son of the late chief reported the case of a missing person to the police.
“On Saturday, at about 12:30 p.m., one Oladepo Olasunkanmi of Kereja Area, Oraigbomina, under Oke Ila Police Division, reported that his father, Chief Oladepo Asaolu, was missing,” the police disclosed. “He said his father left his house at Kereja at about 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday with an unknown commercial motorcyclist, and he was yet to return home after four days.”
The statement further revealed that police intelligence and investigation later led to the arrest of the motorcyclist who conveyed the missing chief on the day he was last seen.
The police added that the arrested motorcyclist confessed that the chief had been killed and took the police to the forest where the victim’s body was dumped.
“The divisional police officer of Oke Ila led a team of policemen and some vigilantes in search for the remains of the victim. The suspect led the police to the forest, where the victim’s body was dumped, and his already decomposing body was found,” the police statement said.
It also mentioned that the arrest of the Okada rider also led to the capture of three other persons “who confessed to have been involved in the kidnap and killing of the victim.”
The command said that the suspects and the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Osogbo for further investigation. (NAN)