The three suspects involved in the killing of Fatinoye couple and their only son have been paraded by operatives of Ogun state police command at the command’s headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta.
The suspects are Lekan Adekanbi, Ahmed Odetola, and Waheed Adeniji, who were paraded alongside Lekan’s mother and girlfriend who were arrested as accomplices to the crime.
Briefing newsmen, Friday, the command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi said their arrest followed painstaking intelligence-based investigation embarked upon by men of the command, as a result of the gruesome murder of the couple, Kehinde and Bukola Fatinoye and their only son, Oreoluwa Fatinoye.
The couple were killed in the most gruesome manner on the eve of New year celebration immediately they returned from Cross-over service, and the murderers also set their corpses ablaze in order to cover their tracks.
“Upon the report of the dastardly act, the Commissioner of Police directed the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case and ensure that the culprits were brought to justice.
“In the course of investigation, one Lekan Adekanbi, a driver to the deceased family, was arrested based on circumstantial evidence, while investigation continues.
“The arrested suspect Lekan Adekanbi suddenly collapsed in the cell on the 2nd of January 2023, and he was rushed to the hospital for medical care. But while in the hospital receiving treatment, he suddenly jumped from the bed and escaped through the fence of the hospital. His escape further confirmed the police suspicion of his involvement in the case.
“There and then, the Commissioner of Police ordered the State anti kidnapping unit to join forces with the homicide unit in order to get the escaped driver and his accomplices arrested.
“The two teams, in compliance with the CP’s directive, embarked on technical and intelligence driven investigation and traced the movement of the suspect to his elder brother in Iseyin, Oyo State, but he had left the place before the arrival of the police.
“The teams further intensified their efforts which yielded positive results, when Lekan Adekanbi was apprehended in his hideout somewhere in Abeokuta on the 21st of January 2023,” he said.