All suspects in the murder of a couple, Kehinde and Bukola Fatinoye, who were killed on January 1 in the Ogun State capital of Abeokuta, have been detained by the Ogun State Police Command.
Oreoluwa Fatinoye, their lone surviving son, was also killed by the assailants, and he was thrown into a river with a family friend.
The family friend survived and later managed to escape through the river bank while Master Oreoluwa perished.
Around 3:07 p.m. on Thursday, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed this through a Facebook post.
Mr Oyeyemi said three persons involved in the killing, including a prime suspect who had earlier escaped from police custody, Lekan Adekanbi, have all been arrested by the police.
According to Premium Times, Mr Oyeyemi said there is a high chance that the suspects will be paraded later in the week.
After killing the couple, the assailants burnt their remains and house, located in Ibara Government Reservation Area, Abeokuta.
The area is mainly occupied by elites in the city. The deceased’s residence is less than 400 meters from the residence of the former governor and sitting senator representing Ogun central, Ibikunle Amosun. It is also about 1 kilometre from the presidential lodge where Governor Dapo Abiodun currently lives.
Till their death, Mr Kehinde worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria, while his wife, Bukola, worked with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
Mr and Mrs Fatinoye were murdered on 1st January by unknown assailants after returning home from a midnight service usually organised by churches to welcome a new year.