By Peter Oriyomi
The Osun State Police Command on Tuesday said it has arrested four suspects over killing of a community leader in Ora-Igbomina, Chief Oladepo Asaolu.
Asaolu’s decomposing body was found in a forest days after he was declared missing.
The spokesperson for the police in Osun State, Yemisi Opalola, in a statement, said victim reportedly left his house at Kereja, Ora, on October 5, 2022 for an undisclosed location and was missing until his decomposing body was found inside Akira forest in Ora four days after.
According to the statement, a motorcyclist that conveyed the deceased on the day he went missing was identified and arrested by the police.
The statement read: “The son of Chief Oladepo Asaolu reported to the police that on October 5, his father left his house at Kereja, Ora-Igbomina, with an unknown commercial motorcyclist and did not return after four days.
“Upon investigation, the arrest of the motorcyclist, Sunday Johnson, was made and he confessed that Asaolu was killed and dumped in the forest.
“The DPO led operatives and vigilantes in search of Akisa Forest, Ora-Igbomina, where the victim was found decomposing. The arrest of Sunday Johnson led to the arrest of three others who have confessed to their involvement in the abduction and killing of the victim. The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Bureau for further action.”