Man arrested for beating okada rider to death in Ogun

A 40-year-old resident of Lafenwa, Abeokuta identified as Michael Salako was on Thursday arrested by the police for beating a commercial motorcyclist to death.

Salako was nabbed following a distress call received by the DPO of Lafenwa divisional headquarters at noon, that an okada rider had been beaten to death at Sanni Street in Lafenwa Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The DPO, CSP Samuel Aladegoroye, was said to have mobilized his men and raced to the scene where they got the suspect promptly arrested.

“On interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to have known the deceased in their community, informed the police that he asked the deceased to take him somewhere with his motorcycle the previous day and the deceased refused.

“He stated further that when he saw him on that fateful day, he was trying to question him for his reasons for refusing to take him out the previous day and that led to a fight between them.

“While the fighting was going on, the deceased collapsed and gave up the ghost,” the state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made it knwon on Sunday.

Oyeyemi disclosed further that the corpse of the victim who was simply identified as Abudu had been deposited in a morgue for post mortem.

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