The Nigerian Police Force on Tuesday said it has arrested five suspected killers of the Managing Director of Todays Prints Ltd, Olalekan Ogunranti.
A statement issued by the Force Spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Don Awunah, gave the names of the suspects as Asimiyu Agboola, Adesina Meyidan, Ramoni Afolabi, Akeem Akorede and Coker Daniel.
Awunah explained that following the slow pace of the investigation, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ordered the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) to take over the matter.
“The Intelligence Response Team swung into action using all the technical resources of the Force available to them for the arrest of five prime suspects,” the statement said.
The statement added that “Coker Daniel, one of the suspects and a 32 year old graduate, in his confessional statement led IRT operatives to Ibukun River in Ibukun local government area of Osun State where the mutilated body of the late Olalekan Ogunranti was recovered and deposited at LAUTECH Oshogbo as other suspects were arrested in Lagos and Ondo States respectively.
“All suspects confessed they kidnapped, killed and mutilated the body of the late Olalekan Ogunranti to stop him from disturbing them of huge sums of money they duped the deceased”, it said.
The statement further noted that the Inspector-General of Police, Ag, IGP Ibrahim Idris said the arrest of the suspected murderers is a glaring evidence of the proactive nature of the Nigeria Police Force in the new dispensation, assuring Nigerians that the Nigeria Police will always ensure the security of lives and property.
The late Ogunranti was killed after he was kidnapped by some unknown gunmen on May 16 in Osun State.