The alleged killers of Managing Director, Todays Prints Ltd, Olalekan Ogunranti, have been apprehended by men of the Nigeria Police Force.
Late Ogunranti was abducted on May 16, 2016 by some unknown gunmen in Osun State.
However, with the slow pace of the investigation, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on assumption of office, ordered the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the IGP’s Monitoring Unit to take over the matter and ensure the arrest of the culprits in record time.
The IRT swung into action using all the technical resources of the Force available to them for the arrest of five prime suspects.
These include: Asimiyu Agboola, Adesina Meyidan, Ramoni Afolabi, Akeem Akorede and Coker Daniel.
One of the suspects, Coker Daniel, a 32-year-old graduate, in his confessional statement led IRT operatives to Ibukun River in Ibukun local government area of Osun state where the mutilated body of the late Ogunranti was recovered and deposited at LAUTECH Oshogbo as other suspects were arrested in Lagos and Ondo States.
All suspects confessed they kidnapped, killed and mutilated the body of the deceased to stop him from disturbing them of huge sums of money they duped him.
The IGP Idris said the arrest of the alleged murderers is a glaring evidence of the proactive nature of the Nigeria Police Force in the new dispensation, assuring Nigerians that his men will always ensure the security of lives and property.