A 30-year-old man, Ogungbemi Gbenga has confessed that, he killed and dragged his passenger into the bush along Sagamu-Benin expressway because of N400,000. Gbenga was a commercial driver of a Toyota Carina car with registration number AGD 107 GU who specializes on transporting traders from Sagamu area of Ogun State to Ekiti State.
Narrating the incident to the Police, the suspect said the robbery and murder operation was planned by him and his friend identified as OLibamoyo Tosin. Gbenga explained that, him and his friend robbed their passenger of N400,000 which she wanted to use in purchasing palm-oil in Ire-Ekiti.
The duo explained further that, after they had successfully stolen the money, they killed the passenger and dragged her corpse into the bush. The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement issued and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Oyeyemi said, the suspects were arrested following a complain that a trader identified as Mrs Evelyn Ebere was missing on March 10th, 2020.
The PPRO said, the case was transferred to anti-kidnapping unit with an order from the Commissioner of police to unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the woman.
The Police Spokesperson noted that, the deceased was a trader who specializes in selling palm oil. He stated that, the deceased was going to Ire-Ekiti to buy twenty-six kegs of palm oil before she was killed by the two suspects.
Oyeyemi however maintained that, the remains of the deceased’s body has been recovered in the bush along Sagamu-Benin expressway.
The PPRO said “Two men, OLobamoyo Tosin 30yrs and Ogungbemi Gbenga 30yrs have been arrested by operatives of Ogun State police command over the death of one Mrs Evelyn Ebere a trader and residents of Shagamu local government area of the State.
“Their arrest followed the sudden disappearance of the victim on the 10th of March 2020 as a result of which she was reported missing. The case was transferred to anti-kidnapping unit with a matching order from the Commissioner of police to unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the woman.
“In compliance with the Cp’s directive, the officer in charge anti kidnapping unit CSP Shobiyi Oluwatosin swung into action with his men, they embarked on intelligence and technical based investigation which led to the arrest of the two suspects in different locations.
“On interrogation, Ogunbemi Gbenga informed the detectives that he is a driver of a Toyota Carina car with registration number AGD 107 GU with which he carried the victim on chater to Ire-Ekiti where she intended to buy twenty six kegs of palm oil.
“He stated further that he was accompanied by his friend Olibayomo Tosin on the journey.
While on the road, they both decided to rob the woman of the money she wanted to use in purchasing the palm oil, consequent upon which they drove her into the bush along Shagamu-Benin expressway where they dispossessed her of #400,000.
Since the deceased knew them very well been her regular customer, they decided to kill her and dumped her corpse in the bush. “The remains of the victim have been recovered in the bush along Shagamu-Benin expressway and have been deposited at the general hospital morgue for autopsy”.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police in the State, Kenneth Ebrimson ordered that the suspects be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as investigation is concluded. The Commissioner of Police warned criminals to leave the state, promising that the command will fish out all criminals in the state.
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