Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a murder suspect, Ayo Lawal, for alleagedly killing a motorcyclist, Isaac, inside a farm at Odo Oro, Ikole Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that Lawal in the company of one Jimoh Ojo, Sule Abdullahi and one person named Wonder, killed the motorcyclist inside the farm.
Isaac, the motorcyclist, was said to have conveyed the suspects from Ikole to a farmstead at Odo Oro Ekiti, where he was murdered and the body buried in a shallow grave in a farm belonging to Ayo Lawal.
While being paraded on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, Lawal said he was cajoled by Abdullahi, who is now at large to commit the heinous crime.
Lawal also revealed tht he committed the nefarious crime to raise money to purchase yam tubers for the 2020l2021 planting season. He said:
“It was Abdullahi that said we should kill the deceased so that he could go to Okenne, Kogi State and sell the motorbike. My intention was to use my own share to buy yam tubers for the next year’s planting season”.
The Police spokesperson said two of the suspects had been arrested and had confessed to the crime, adding the police are on the trail of Abdullahi and Wonder, who had allegedly escaped with the motorbike to Kogi State.
“Following a tipoff, the Command’s operatives had on 24th November 2020 arrested Ayo Lawal and Jimoh Ojo and they had made confessional statements. We are assuring you that those who at large will be arrested soon,” Abutu said.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a man identified as Chinedu Omeonu was dragged to the police for killing his cousin, Solomon Orji, over mango fruits in Abia State.