The Ogun police command says it has arrested three brothers namely Okiki Mulero 23, Micheal Mulero 21, and Joseph Mulero 17 for allegedly beating a So-Safe corps officer who was on guard duty at OGD Estate Asero to death on the eve of Christmas.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday.
According to the PPRO, the suspects were arrested on Dec. 25.
“Trouble started when one of the suspects Okiki Mulero, who is a commercial motorcyclist was denied entrance into the estate for carrying more than one passenger contrary to the rule of the estate.
“This infuriated him and he called his two brothers, Micheal and Joseph Mulero who came to the scene and they jointly attacked the two security guards with planks.
” In the process, one of the security men by the name Segun Godfrey Barde was hit with a plank and he slumped. He was subsequently rushed to O&A hospital where he gave up the ghost on Friday 25th of December 2020 while receiving treatment.
“The case was reported at Obantoko divisional headquarters by the CDA executives of the estate, consequent upon which the DPO, CSP Sunday Opebiyi detailed his detectives to go after the suspects and they were subsequently apprehended one after the other.
“They have all confessed to the commission of the crime,” he said.
Oyeyemi noted that the corpse of the victims had been deposited in the mortuary for post mortem examination.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Cp Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfers of the case to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.