Okada rider, 3 others arrested over murder of Chief Asaolu in Osun

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File photo A suspect nabbed by police

By Olajide Idowu

A commercial motorcyclist and three others have been arrested over abduction and murder of one Chief Oladepo Asaolu in Oraigbomina, Ifedayo Local Government Area of Osun State.

The commercial motorcyclist was arrested after Asaolu’s son, Olasunkanmi reported that his father, was missing, Spokesperson for Osun Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola said in a statement.

“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.” she said.

Opalola, stated that the suspects were arrested and he led the police to his other accomplices.

“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 was yet to return home after four days.” she said.

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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 lead a team of policemen and some vigilantes in search for the remains of 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 persons who confessed to have been involved in the kidnap and killing of the victim.” she said

The police spokesperson, however, added that arrangement was in progress to move the body to the nearest morgue.

She said the suspects and the case had all been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Osogbo for further investigation (NAN) (www.nannes.ng)

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