Wahab Hammed, 28, and Adegoke Ayobami, 31, have been detained by the Osun State Police Command on suspicion of conspiring to commit murder, armed robbery, and other crimes.
The two were detained after a missing person case was reported at the B Division Modakeke on August 7, 2022, according to the Osun State Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, during a suspect parade on Tuesday at the police headquarters in Osogbo.
“Immediately, preliminary investigation was carried out and one Wahab Hammed friend of the missing person, one Oguntade Wasiu now deceased, was arrested in connection with the case.
“Consequently, the case was transferred to the Anti-Robbery section of the Command State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation and swiftly the team extended its investigation tentacles to Alaro area of Modakeke where one Adegoke Ayobami was arrested on 12/8/22.” According to Opalola.
Opalola stated that the results of the investigation showed that the suspects and the victim were online scammers and friends.
In her words, “Having discovered that the deceased was always making money more than them, the duo conspired and lured their friend (the deceased) to an uncompleted building in a remote part of Alaro area, Modakeke in a bid to collect money from him and in the course of struggle he was killed.
“The suspects made away with the victim’s motorcycle which was recovered from the second suspect’s house.”
She stated that as soon as the investigation is finished, the suspects will be charged in court.
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The spokesperson for the Osun Police Command also gave the assurance that Commissioner of Police Olawale Olokode would keep his earlier promise not to turn the State into a haven for criminals.
By providing the police with timely and pertinent information that would help them better serve the State, she also enlisted the cooperation and support of the general public.