Police Arrests Fake Soldier For Alleged Murder In Ogun State


The Ogun state Police Command through the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Ilyasu says it has arrested a fake soldier who allegedly killed a petrol tanker motor boy in Abeokuta.  

The commissioner confirmed this yesterday while presenting the suspect at the command’s headquarters in Abeokuta.  Ilyasu said the 49-year-old suspect, Tunde Olatunbosun, who allegedly committed the crime on April 29, 2017 at Leme in Abeokuta, was arrested on Friday.  

He said the incident followed an argument between the suspect and the victim, identified as Razaq, at a car wash at Leme.  In his words, “On April 29, at Alaja car wash in Leme area of Abeokuta, one man named Olatunbosun Tunde, who brought his unregistered Sienna car to wash was engaged in an argument with a motor boy identified as Razaq.

The argument came up over claims by the suspect that the vehicle which the deceased was working on obstructed his own vehicle. All of a sudden, the suspect who was dressed in military camouflage knickers brought out a gun and shot the motor boy at a close range and the boy died on the spot. The suspect quickly rushed to his car and fled the scene leaving no trace whatsoever".

The commissioner said that he placed his men on red alert and the police, through deployment of “technically – driven – intelligence- investigation”, traced the suspect to the Republic of Togo and lured him back to Nigeria where he was eventually arrested. 

He continued to say, “preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is a leader of a notorious armed bandit terrorising Abeokuta and its environs. His gang is said to be into snatching of vehicles, kidnapping and impersonating military officers to to dupe unsuspecting members of the public”.

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