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  • Crime - Ondo
  • Updated: May 23, 2024

Three arrested by Ondo police for murder 

Three arrested by Ondo police for murder 

The Police in Ondo State arrested three persons in connection with the alleged killing of a man identified as Adewale Olowolafe.

Olowolafe, according to the Ondo State Police Command on Thursday, was allegedly killed by the suspects who worked as security guards along the Ijare Road in Akure, the state capital on Wednesday.

According to The Punch, an eyewitness, who craved anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter, stated that the suspects allegedly beat the deceased during a fight with an iron rod.

This led to his death, saying that the mastermind of the killing was a female who had also been arrested by the police.

The eyewitness said, “The deceased is from Ijare. He is a driver and was killed yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon by some private security guards along Ijare Road. The boy was hacked to death by the guards for no justifiable reason.

“The guy was equally hit with hot iron and sticks. The killing was masterminded by a woman. The deceased was going about his normal daily activities when the attackers pounced on him. Some people selling maize around the area offered the suspects firewood with which attackers hit the deceased.”

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami confirmed the incident and the arrest.

She said the matter had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.

“Three persons have been arrested and the matter has been transferred to the SCID for further investigation. I will give more details as soon as I get it,” the PPRO statestatedd. 

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