Operatives of the Ogun State police command have arrested three brothers, for beating to death a So-Safe corps officer who was on guard duty at OGD Estate area of the state.
The brothers, identified as Okiki Mulero, 23, Micheal, 21, and Joseph, 17, were said to have committed the crime on Christmas eve.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that trouble started when one of the suspects, Okiki, a commercial motorcyclist, was denied entrance into the estate for carrying more than one passenger contrary to the rule of the estate.
Oyeyemi stated that this infuriated him and he called his two brothers, who came to the scene and with Okiki, attacked two security guards with planks.
“In the process, one of the security men by the name Segun Godfrey Barde was hit with a plank and he slumped.
“He was subsequently rushed to O&A hospital where he gave up the ghost on Friday 25th of December 2020 while receiving treatment”, Oyeyemi said
The police spokesperson said the case was reported at Obantoko divisional headquarters by the Community Development Association (CDA) executives of the estate, consequent upon which the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Sunday Opebiyi, detailed his detectives to arrest the suspects.
He said they confessed to the crime.
He added that the commissioner of police in the state, Edward A. Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
“The corpse of the victims has been deposited in the mortuary for post mortem examination”, Oyeyemi further said.