Michael Salako has been detained for allegedly killing a motorcyclist.
Michael Salako, a 40-year-old man, has been detained by the Ogun Police Command for allegedly killing a motorbike (an okada rider).
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), verified the event on Sunday.
Salako was apprehended by the police on July 28 in the Lafenwa neighborhood of Abeokuta, according to Oyeyemi.
“At around midday, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Lafenwa Divisional Headquarters, got a distress call that an Okada rider had been battered to death at Sanni street, Lafenwa Abeokuta, and the culprit was apprehended.
“When CSP Samuel Aladegoroye received the distress call, he mobilized his troops and rushed to the location, where the suspect was quickly arrested,” he added.
Salako, who claimed to know the dead in their village, told the police that he requested the deceased to drive him someplace on his motorbike the day before, but he refused.
Salako went on to say that when he met him on that fatal day, he tried to interrogate him about his motives for refusing to take him out the day before, which resulted in a fight.
The deceased, on the other hand, fell and died while battling.
Meanwhile, he added, the body of the victim, only known as Abudu, had been put in the mortuary for autopsy.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Ajogun, had ordered the suspect’s immediate transfer to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department’s homicide division for further investigation and prosecution.