Today 3 December, 2021

Three suspects arrested for beating 22-year-old man to death in a hotel

Police operatives attached to Ogun State Command on Wednesday 20th of October 2021, have arrested three men namely; Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa and Oluwatobi Michael for beating one Tunji George to death over an allegation of stealing an iPhone 6.

The suspects according to a Press Statement signed and sent to CRIME CHANNELS by Ogun State Command Public Relations Officer DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, were arrested following a report by one Bola George who reported at Onipanu divisional headquarters that her brother was alleged to have stolen a iPhone 6 at Keke hotel in iyana iyesi ota, consequent upon which the deceased was tied with rope in the hotel and tortured to death.

Oyeyemi said, “Having realized that the victim was about giving up the ghost, the suspects quickly rushed him to an hospital, but before they got to the hospital, the victim has kicked the bucket”.

Upon the report, the DPO Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele job, mobilized his men and moved to the scene, where two of the suspects were apprehended, while the remaining one was arrested in the hotel where the did was done.

According to the Statement, during interrogation, the suspects informed the Police that they strongly suspected the deceased as the person who stole the iPhone 6, and in order to recover the said phone from him, they decided to torture him not knowing that it will result to his death.

The Police PRO said, the corpse of the victim has been deposited at the General Hospital mortuary Ota for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of Police CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

He also warned that the Command under his leadership will not tolerate any form of jungle justice and who ever engaged in such act, no matter his status or position will not be spared from punishment under the law.

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