By: Adetokunbo Fakeye
Five men suspected to have conspired and beaten one Monsur Kareem to death in Ogun State have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command.
The suspects as released by the command’s image maker, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi are: Toheeb Popoola, Ibrahim Ridwan, Mutiu Tijani, Akeem Ishola and Lawal Akeem.
The suspects were arrested following a report by the deceased father one Najeem Kareem who reported at sango police station that his son was beaten to coma by the suspects following a minor misunderstanding he had with Toheeb popoola.
“He was rushed to the hospital but was confirmed dead by the doctor”, the father of the deceased said.
Upon his report, the DPO Sango Division, CSP Godwin Idehai led his detectives to the scene at ijoko area where the five suspects were apprehended.
Preliminary investigation, according to Oyeyemi revealed that while a landlord in the area was coming in his tricycle loaded with kegs of water, he fell down with the kegs of water and while picking those kegs, Toheeb Popoola whose house was situated in the place came out to question him for his reason of staying there. This, he added led to argument between them and it was at that point the deceased met them and tried to intervene.
“His intervention did not go down well with Toheeb who invited the other four suspects to the scene and ordered them to beat both the deceased and the tricycle man up. In the process, the deceased was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.
“The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at Ifo general hospital mortuary for autopsy”,DSP Oyeyemi stated.
Meanwhile, the State Commission issioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.