By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested four suspected internet fraudsters over the killing of 20 years old man, Alexander Uzoma in Abeokuta.
This was contained in a statement signed by Abimbola Oyeyemi Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command.
“The suspects were arrested following the report lodged at Adigbe Fivisional Headquarters by the mother of the victim, one Ogechi Alexander, who reported that her son Alexander left home on the 20th of November 2021 and did not return.
“She reported further that her son told her that he was going to visit some of his friends whom she did not know.
“A case of missing person was subsequently reported at Adigbe division, but when the whereabouts of the victim remained a mystery after some days, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID)for discreet investigation.
“At the SCIID, the DSP Nurudeen Abdulgafar led Modus Operandi section, embarked on intelligence and technical investigation which led to the identification of one Babatunde Owoseni, the person who was last seen with the victim, and he was promptly arrested.
“The said Babatunde later led policemen to arrest his co accomplices namely, Azeez Oyebanji aka Biggy, Ayobami Adesina and Balogun Sulaiman.
“On interrogation, they confessed that the victim came to their house to learn about internet fraud, and after eating food, they all took a substance known as Colorado which made them to fall asleep.
“They confessed further that when they woke up at about 8 pm, they met the victim on the ground already vomitted all over his body.
“When they tried to carry him, they discovered that he is no longer breathing. At that point, Azeez Oyebanji aka Biggy from whom they bought the drug was invited, and he advised that they should throw the corpse away.
“It was then that Ayomide and Gafar arranged for Uber driver to come and when the driver came, Ayomide collected the vehicle from him and used it to carry the corpse to the top of Kuto overhead bridge where it was dumped.
“The corpse was later removed by the state health workers and buried as unknown corpse.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that there was a mark of violence on the head of the deceased as shown in the picture taken by the health workers before it was buried.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Lanre Bankole has ordered the investigating team to expedite action on the investigation and charge the case to court as soon as possible,” the statement said.