The Ondo State Police Command has arrested two friends who allegedly killed a commercial motorcyclist, identified as Thomas Amusan on Ile-Oluji/Ipetu Ijesa Expressway in Ile-Oluji Oke Igbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Femi Joseph, the suspects are : Rilwan Rasheed and Sheu Akande.
The incident occurred on August 8, 2016.
The PPRO who spoke to DAILY POST on Sunday said the suspects asked the commercial motorcyclist to take them to one of the villages in the area but later killed the deceased on the way and took away his motorcycle.
He said, ” They asked the deceased to take them to a nearby village; on getting to a junction, they asked the man to stop and as they were trying to snatch the motorcycle from him, he resisted so they had to start matcheting him till he died.
“After they have succeeded in killing him, they dumped his lifeless body in the bush and took the motorcycle away.”
He added that when the men of the command got the information about the incident, they swung into action and through an intelligent move, the suspects were apprehended.
Joseph saaid the suspects would soon be charged to court.
Similarly, the police spokesman said the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command had arrested two suspected cultists, identified as Wale Olakole and Gbenga Francis at Iyere in Owo Local Government.
He explained that Olakole was the leader of Ave Confraternity.
Joseph said the suspects had confessed to the crime and they would be made to face the wrath of the law.
Some of the items found on the suspects, according to the PPRO included: two locally-made pistols, cutlass, charms and some other dangerous weapons.