The Lagos State Police Command has paraded three male suspects in the robbery and murder of Adeniyi Sanni, an aide to Ogun West Senator, Solomon Adeola, also known as Yayi.
The arrested suspects are: Fred Azeez Okuno, 43-year-old Lagosian, Lucky Idudu Michael, 33-year-old from Delta State, and Adedigba Segun, 26-year-old from Ibadan, Oyo State.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, confirmed the arrest today, while briefing newsmen at the command’s Headquarters in Ikeja.
Sanni was killed on August 5 when he was stopped by ‘fake security’ agents at a checkpoint in Ojodu Berger, on his way to his home in Isheri, Lagos.
Owohunwa said, “Through painstaking intelligence and investigative activities which brought out the best in the capacity of Lagos Police Command, we have succeeded in arresting the syndicate of the robbery and murder. The three suspects directly involved in the robbery and murder were arrested with three firearms including the killer’s weapon were recovered.”
But speaking while being paraded on Monday, the suspected killers said that late Sanni was shot thrice and stabbed in the chest before he was dumped in the pool of his blood.
The suspects, who are all ex-convicts, claimed to have been posing as military personnel to rob unsuspecting motorists and snatch their cars.
They further claimed to be members of a transnational robbery syndicate that specialises in snatching unregistered vehicles from motorists.
The suspects revealed that they would drive the stolen vehicles to their sponsor and gang leader based in Benin Republic.
Items recovered from the suspects are three pistols, one of which is locally made, military accoutrement, expended and live cartridges and the Toyota CRV vehicle forcefully collected from late Sanni.