Five suspects arrested for beating 25-year-old man to death in Ogun State
Ogun State Police Command has arrested five suspects for allegedly beating a 25-year-old man, Monsur Kareem to death in Ijoko, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.
The suspects identified as Toheeb Popoola, Ibrahim Ridwan, Mutiu Tijani, Akeem Ishola and Lawal Afeez, were arrested following a report by the deceased father, Najeem Kareem, to Sango Police station that his son was beaten to coma by the suspects following a misunderstanding with Popoola.
The incident was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who said upon receiving the report, the DPO for Sango Police Division, Godwin Idehai and a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), led detectives to the scene at Ijoko area of the state and arrested the five suspects.
“The suspects were arrested following a report by the deceased father, 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,” Oyeyemi said, per Vanguard.
“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 revealed that while a landlord in the area was coming in his tricycle loaded with kegs of water, he fell down 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 led to an 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 deceased’s corpse has been deposited at Ifo general hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department(SCIID) for investigation and prosecution.