Ogun police arrest fake soldier for murder of motor boy

Police have arrested the gunmen who allegedly killed a motor boy, at Alaja car wash along Sam Ewang road, Leme in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, last April 29.

The suspect identified by the police as Olatunbosun Tunde, popularly known as soldier, was traced and lured back to Nigeria, by operatives of the Special Anti-Robberry Squad (F-SARS), who arrested him last Thursday.

The state police commissioner, Ahmed Ilyasu, parading the 49-year-old suspect, at the state command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, said he had escaped to the Republic of Togo immediately, after he allegedly shot the motor boy dead.

Preliminary investigation, according to the police commissioner, reveals that the suspect is an alleged leader of a notorious armed bandit terrorising Abeokuta and its environs.

Ilyasu said the gang that the suspect leads is allegedly involved in the snatching of vehicles, kidnapping and impersonating as military officers to dupe unsuspecting members of the public.

He listed items recovered from the suspect as one avar pump action rifle  with serial number 15-0083, forty-three live cartridges, two camouflage army trousers, a camouflage army knicker, one camouflage army jungle cap and seven pairs of different vehicle plate numbers.

The suspect, who claimed to be a car dealer, said he regrets his action, claiming that he got the camouflage short he wore on the day of the incident, while attending the training of the proscribed merchant navy.

The suspect also told newsmen that his gun is licensed and at one point renewed at the Police Command Headquarters, at Eleweran.

He said that he only wanted to use the gun to scare the motor boy in the heat of the argument and not to kill him.

The suspect claimed that he did not know when he mistakenly pulled the trigger, and that he came out his hiding, after his wife, who is still in the custody of Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad-SARS, was arrested.

Tunde said he is married with three children and operates a car stand at Camp area of Abeokuta.

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1 Comment
  1. GB 3 years ago

    He should be killed slowly and painfully. So callous

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