Two suspects who were arrested over the death of one Rasaq Shotunde have told the police that they were contacted to kill him for a reward of N500,000.
Men of Ogun State Police Command said it arrested the two suspects, Daniel Ikwe and Micheal Tedungbe alongside one Idowu Shorunke, who they described as the mastermind.
According to Daily Post, Rasaq Shotunde was murdered in cold blood on Christmas day, December 25, 2020 at Solomo Village in Obafemi Owode local government area of Ogun State.
A distress call was reportedly received by the policemen at Owode-Egba divisional police headquarters that the deceased was found dead along the road leading to Baseye village, with his head smashed with a heavy object suspected to be a club.
This, it was gathered, caused the DPO of Owode-Egba, CSP Mathew Ediae, to mobilize his detectives to the scene, from where they commenced investigations.
The Ogun police image maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi spoke to newsmen on Wednesday said that the succeeded in nabbing one of the suspects, with the help of residents of the community.
The arrested suspect, Oyeyemi said, led the police to his accomplice and he was also apprehended.
“The two suspects there and then informed the police that it was Idowu Shorunke who contracted them to eliminate the deceased .Their confession led the police to his house where he was promptly arrested, it was said.
Oyeyemi quoted Daniel Ikwe and Micheal Tedungbe as confessing that they killed the deceased on the order of Idowu Shorunke who promised to give them N500,000 if they carried out the assignment successfully.
“They confessed further that they laid ambush for the deceased on his way to the village from Abeokuta, where he had gone to visit his son and used a heavy stick to smash his head.
“On his own part, Idowu Shorunke admitted being the one who contracted the two others to kill the deceased because of an issue over a portion of land which has been lingering on for a while,” the police spokesperson confirmed.
The three suspects had been transferred to the homicide section of the State CIID as directed by the Ogun Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, for further investigation and prosecution.