Men of Ogun police command on May 13 arrested five men namely : Toheeb Popoola, Ibrahim Ridwan, Mutiu Tijani, Akeem Ishola and Lawal Afeez for beaten 25 year old Monsur Kareem to death.
Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, stated this in a statement in Abeokuta on Sunday.
Oyeyemi said that the suspects were arrested following a report by the deceased father , one 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 popoola.
“He was rushed to the hospital but was confirmed dead by the doctor.
“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 with the kegs of water and while picking those kegs, Popoola whose house was situated in the place came out to question him on why he was staying there.
“This led to 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 Popoola who invited the other four suspects to the scene and ordered them to beat both the deceased and the tricycle man .
” In the process, the deceased was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead,” he said.
According to Oyeyemi, the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at Ifo General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.