The Ogun State Police Command has arrested three men for beating a 23-year-old man to death over an alleged phone theft.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
Mr Oyeyemi said the suspects arrested on Thursday, January 21, 2021, were Ugo Obi, Chinonso Jude and Chibuke Samson, and residents of MTN Street, Iju-Ota.
The PPRO said the Police got the report of the incident from the father of the deceased, Mr Gbenga Ajibade.
According to him, Mr Gbenga reported at the Onipanu Divisional Headquarters that his son was alleged to have stolen two phones by the suspects, consequent upon which they jointly beat him to a state of unconsciousness.
He added that his son was rushed to Ota General Hospital, but was confirmed dead as soon as he got to the Hospital by the Doctor on duty.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele Job, led his detectives to the scene where the three suspects were quickly arrested.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the case to the Homicide Section of the State CIID.