Operatives of the Osun Police Command have apprehended a commercial motorcyclist and three others in connection with the abduction and killing of a traditional chief in Oraigbomina, Ifedayo Local Government Area of Osun.
This was revealed in a statement issued by the Command Public Relations Officer SP Yemisi Opolola In Osogbo.
She stated that the suspects were arrested after the son of the late traditional chief reported the case of a missing person to the police.
According to her, “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.”
“He said his father left his house at Kereja at about 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday with an unknown commercial motorcyclist, and he had yet to return home after four days,” she said.
Opalola said police intelligence and investigation later led to the arrest of the commercial motorcyclist who conveyed the missing chief on the day he was last seen.
She said the arrested motorcyclist confessed that the chief had been killed and also 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 arrest of the commercial motorcyclist also led to the arrest of three other people who confessed to having been involved in the kidnap and killing of the victim,” she said.
The police spokesperson, however, added that arrangements were in progress to move the body to the nearest morgue.
She said the suspects and the case have all been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Osogbo for further investigation.