A 40-year-old resident of Lafenwa area of Abeokuta, identified as Michael Salako, was on Thursday, July 29, arrested by officers of the Ogun State Police Command for beating up a commercial motorcyclist to death for refusing to take him somewhere.
The suspect was arrested following a distress call which was received by the Divisional Police Officer [DPO] of Lafenwa informing him that a commercial motorcyclist had been beaten to death at Sanni Street in Lafenwa, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
In a swift reaction to the call, the Divisional Police Officer CSP Samuel Aladegoroye reportedly mobilised his men who promptly got the suspect arrested upon arriving the scene of the crime.
“On interrogation, Mr Salako, the suspect, confirmed that he asked the deceased to take him somewhere with his motorcycle the previous day but he refused.
“As we interrogated him further, he said that when he saw the deceased that fateful day, he demanded to know the reason for refusing to take him out the previous day and that resulted into a fight.
“Whilst the fight went on, the victim collapsed and died instantly,” Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police’s public relations officer in the state said.
According to Oyeyemi, the corpse of the deceased who was simply identified as Abudu, had been deposited in a mortuary for post mortem.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun ordered that the suspect be taken to the homicide division of the state Criminal Investigation Department [CID] for detailed investigation and prosecution.