Driver and friend kill businesswoman over 400,000 naira theft in Sagamu

Driver and friend kill businesswoman over 400,000 naira theft in Sagamu

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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a commercial vehicle driver and his friend for allegedly killing a businesswoman and stealing her N400,000.


The driver, Gbenga Ogungbemi, and his friend, Tosin Olobamoyo, killed the businesswoman who was on her way to Ire-Ekiti and dumped her corpse in a bush along the Sagamu-Benin Expressway.


The incident was confirmed by Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,  who identified the victim as Evelyn Ebere, a trader and resident of the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.


Oyeyemi explained that the suspects were arrested following a report about Ebere’s disappearance, the anti-kidnapping unit of the command embarked on intelligence and technical-based investigation, which led to the arrest of the suspects in different locations.


“On interrogation, Gbenga informed the detectives that he is the driver of a Toyota Carina car with number plate AGD 107 GU, with which he was hired to convey the victim to Ire-Ekiti on a charter arrangement, where she intended to buy 26 kegs of palm oil.


“He stated further that he was accompanied by his friend, Tosin Olobayomo, on the journey. While on the road, they both decided to dispossess the woman of the money she wanted to use to purchase the palm oil, consequent upon which they drove her into a bush along the Sagamu-Benin Expressway, where they dispossessed her of N400,000.”


“Since the deceased knew them very well, being Gbenga’s regular customer, they decided to kill her and dump her corpse in the bush.


“The remains of the victim have been recovered in the bush along the Sagamu-Benin Expressway and have been deposited in the General Hospital morgue for autopsy.”


The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, praised the anti-kidnapping team for the painstaking intelligence-based investigation and ordered the suspects be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as investigation was concluded.

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