The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 40 year old man, Michael Salako for allegedly beating a motorcyclist popularly known as Okada to death at Lafenwa area of Abeokuta, the State Capital.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer,Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known,adding that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer Lafenwa Divisional headquarters,
The police spokesman said at about 12pm, information has it that an Okada rider has been beaten to death at Sanni street, Lafenwa Abeokuta, adding that, upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer Samuel Aladegoroye, mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi said on interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to have known the deceased in their community informed the police that he asked the deceased to take him somewhere with his motorcycle the previous day and the deceased refused.
The statement added that, the suspect stated further that when he saw him on that fateful day, he was trying to question him for his reasons for refusing to take him out the previous day and that led to fight between them.
Penpushing also reports that, Oyeyemi said in the statement while the fighting was going on, the deceased collapsed and gave up the ghost, adding that the corpse of the victim simply identified as Abudu has been deposited in the morgue for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
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