‘I Killed Them For Refusing My Salary Increase’ – Suspect Who Killed Ogun Couple, Son On New Year’s Day Narrates

Lekan Adekanbi, the prime suspect in the monstrous murder of the couple, Kehinde and Bukola Fatinoye has confessed to being the mastermind of the gruesome act owing to the fact that he was denied salary increment.

The suspect also stated that he organised robbery to forcefully get money from the late couple after they refused to grant him a loan request.

Adekanbi, who spoke after he was paraded at the Ogun State police Command, Eleweran, Abeokuta, explained that he invited two others, Ahmed Odetola (Akamo) and Waheed Adeniyi (Koffi) to join in the robbery.

The couple’s driver said, “I took the step because the couple refused to increase my salary, and when I approached them for a loan to buy a motorcycle, they didn’t oblige.”

Revealing how the dastardly act was carried out, Adekanbi said he and the two accomplices waited for the couple to come back from crossover service since he had access to the house. They pounced on them immediately after they entered the house.

According to him, they had access to the house despite an alsatian dog mounted at the gate because the dog is familiar with him being the person who always fed it.

Explaining further, he said, having got hold of the couple, they forced the husband, Kehinde Fatinoye to transfer money from his account to the bank account of Ahmed Odetola, but the transfer failed.

“Since that failed I gave the deceased my access bank account to which the sum of #1,102,000 (One million one hundred and two thousand) was transferred at gunpoint.

“When I realized that my identity had been known through my bank account, I decided with others to terminate the lives of the couple. That was when Waheed Adeniyi a.k.a Koffi took a knife from their kitchen and slaughtered the husband Kehinde Fatinoye, while I used sledge hammer to hit the wife Bukola Fatinoye on the head and she died on the spot.”

Adekanbi further stated that while the operation was going on, the only son of the deceased, Oreoluwa Fatinoye and their adopted son, Felix Olorunyomi walked in.

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He narrated that they pounced on them, tied their hands with rope and drove them to Ogun River Bridge at Adigbe where they finally threw both of them into the river.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects were all arrested following painstaking intelligence-based investigation embarked upon by men of the Command.

Oyeyemi said, “in the course of investigation, one Lekan Adekanbi, a driver to the deceased family, was arrested based on circumstantial evidence.

“The arrested suspect Lekan Adekanbi suddenly collapsed in the cell on the 2nd of January 2023, and he was rushed to the hospital for medical care.

“But while in the hospital receiving treatment, he suddenly jumped from the bed and escaped through the fence of the hospital.

“His escape further confirmed the police suspicion of his involvement. The Commissioner of Police ordered the State anti-kidnapping unit to join forces with the homicide unit in order to get the escaped driver and his accomplices arrested.

“The two teams, in compliance with the CP’s directive, embarked on a technical and intelligence-driven investigation and traced the movement of the suspect to his elder brother in Iseyin, Oyo State, but he had left the place before the arrival of the police.

“The teams further intensified their efforts which yielded positive results, when Lekan Adekanbi was apprehended in his hideout somewhere in Abeokuta on the 21st of January 2023.

“Waheed Adeniyi a.k.a Koffi and Ahmed Odetola a.k.a Akamo were both apprehended at Ogere on Thursday 9th of February 2023.

“The three suspects who are members of Aiye confraternity have all confessed to their various roles in the gruesome and callous murder of the family.”

Till their death, Kehinde worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria, while his wife, Bukola, worked with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.