4 arrested in Ogun over gruesome murder of couple


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The Police in Ogun State says it has arrested four suspects in connection with gruesome murder of a couple in Shagamu area of the state.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this disclosure in a statement he sent to The DEFENDER on Wednesday.

“The couple, James Olaosebikan ’72’ and Esther Olaosebikan ’68’ were gruesomely murdered by unknown assailant on the 30th of June 2019 in their house situated at K.M 54 Lagos-Ibadan expressway Shagamu.

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“The assailants according to their son one Joseph Olaosebikan who reported  at Shagamu police station that the assailants accessed the house through the ceiling and macheted his parents to death.

“Upon the report,  the Commissioner of Police Cp Bashir Makama gave a matching order to the DPO Shagamu Division,  SP Okiki Agunbiade to fish out the killers within the shortest possible time.

“In compliance with the Cp’s directive,  the  DPO and his men embarked on technical and forensic investigation of the case and their efforts yielded positive result,  on 12 of July 2019,  when three members of the gang namely: Ibrahim Uthman,  Aba Abdulkareem and Abdulhamid Ibrahim were apprehended.

“On interrogation,  they confessed been a robbery gang and that one of their member who is now at large invited them for the purpose of robbing the deceased as well as a nearby shop. But on getting to the house,  they discovered that the couple recognised one of them,  hence they matcheted them to death.

“Meanwhile,  the Commissioner of police Cp Bashir Makama has ordered  the homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department to take over the case for proper investigation. He also directed that the fleeing member of the gang must be brought to book within the shortest possible time,” the statement said.

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