Femi Peters, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday paraded three suspects who allegedly murdered one Ahmed Obisanwo, a 200-level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye.
The command recovered weapons including recovering four gun from the suspects who claim to be part of local community security group.
While briefing newsmen at the police command headquarters, Eleweran, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama, said the three suspects Idowu Ayodele, 53, Segun Ogunsanwo, 53, and Akeem Salisu, 55 would face murder charges.
According to the Police boss, the suspects had invaded a hotel in Ijebu-Igbo area of the State on the 8th of August this year, dispossessing people of their valuables and seizing two young men.
He said one of the suspects escaped from the suspected criminals, while one of them remained with them.
“These suspects went into a hotel and told everyone to lie down, dispossessing them of their valuables. They seized two people and didn’t return them. After a while, one of them came back and said he had escaped. When we asked him about the second person he was abducted with, he said, he was dead. It is six weeks today, that person has not returned.
“There was a complaint and we worked on that which led to the arrest of these people and the recovery of these weapons. On further interrogation, they said the other person that was taken had been killed. They said he had been thrown into a river. We asked them to identify the river so we can go there and conduct a search and recover his remains.”
“One of them claims to be a member of safe corps but the boss has outrightly denied that. One of the weapons is painted in police color. They will be made to face the full wrath of the law” he assured.
But one of the suspects, Akeem Salisu who spoke with newsmen denied killing Obisanwo. He said the group were commissioned by the community to rid it of cultists and thugs.
Salisu added that his group usually arrests cultists and thugs in the community and drop them at the Police Station in order to ensure peace and security in the area.