The Oyo State Police Command announced on Friday that it has apprehended the suspected killers of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) who served at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Iyaganku, Ogunleye Daniel.
Police said that the suspects, Oyetumbi Ademola, Michael Adeniyi, Gabriel Adeniyi, and Kafilat Tiamiyu were arrested following a painstaking intelligence-led investigation.
The spokesman of the Command, Adewale Osifeso, while parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan, said that the deceased, who was a resident of Ori-Agogo community in Odo-Ona Kekere axis of Oluyole Local Government, was killed by the assailants after robbing him and other members of his family.
He added that after the case was transferred from Idi-Ayunre Police Divisional Headquarters to the SCID Iyaganku for further investigation, detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department’s Anti-Robbery section immediately swung into action and tracked the suspects using a mobile phone found at the scene of the crime.
According to him: “On 29/04/2023 at about 0100hrs, a group of Suspected Armed Robbers, numbering five (5), invaded Ori-Agogo area of Odo-Ona Kekere in Ibadan and robbed several residents of their belongings. During the robbery operation, ASP Ogunleye Daniel was killed.”
“Three (3) suspects including their spiritual healer Gabriel Adeniyi ‘m’ 80yrs, Oyetumbi Ademola ‘m’ 25 yrs, and Michael Adeniyi ‘m’ 26 yrs were arrested, while their gang leader named Fatai Fasasi ‘m’ 30 yrs, popularly known as Ogun, who allegedly shot and killed the deceased Officer, was neutralized at an encounter with Police operatives during their trail.”
“This far, two (2) Samsung phones belonging to their victims alongside a 1999 Hyundai Elantra vehicle (their getaway car) and a cut-to-size locally made barrel used by the assailants have been recovered.”
“In the same vein, during the process of voluntarily confessing to the crimes committed, they further revealed one Kafilat Tiamiyu ‘f’ a.k.a Iya Alaye as a criminal receiver who receives Jewelry (golds) proceeds from them. Based on this, the said Kafilat Tiamiyu was tracked and arrested at Oranyan area of Ibadan.”