He named the three suspects arrested for beating one Tunji George to death as Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa, and Oluwatobi Michael.
The PPRO mentioned that the suspects were arrested following a report by one Bola George, who reported at Onipanu Divisional Headquarters, that her brother was alleged to have stolen an iPhone6 at Keke Hotel, Ota.
He added that consequent upon which the deceased was tied with rope within the hotel and tortured to death.
Oyeyemi explained additional that having realized that the sufferer was about giving up the ghost, the suspects quickly rushed him to a hospital, however, the victim died before they got to the hospital.
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele job, mobilized his men and moved to the scene, where two of the suspects have been apprehended.
“While the remaining one has arrested in the hotel where the did was done.
“On interrogation, the suspects informed the police that they strongly suspected the deceased as the person who stole the iPhone6.
“Nonetheless, in an effort to recover the said phone from him, they decided to torture him not understanding that it’ll result to his death.
“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at the General Hospital mortuary Ota for autopsy,” he stated.
In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole, has ordered the instant transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
Bankole warned that the command wouldn’t tolerate any type of jungle justice and whoever engaged in such act, irrespective of his standing or place, wouldn’t be spared from punishment underneath the law.
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