Lanlate Killing : Oyo CP Says Farm Guard Fired Shot That Killed Farmer’s Fiance


The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Nwachukwu Enwonwu, on Wednesday said the abduction of a female farmer, Modupeoluwa Oyetoso, and the killing of her fiancé, Opeoluwa Oladipo, was masterminded by her farm guard who also shot the farmer’s fiance.

Enwonwu spoke at a parade of criminal suspects in the state, including Sunday Shodipe, the alleged serial killer and prime suspect arrested in the multiple killings in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Oyetoso had recently tweeted how her fiancé was shot dead by the hoodlums who kidnapped her.

The CP said, “The suspected kidnappers opened fire at a Toyota Highlander with number plate, KTU 43DS, and killed one Opeoluwa Oladipo, while one Modupeolu Oyetoso was abducted. The kidnappers later demanded a ransom of N100m.

“Concerted efforts put in place led to the arrest of one Abubakar Mohammadu at his hideout. A search was conducted and one mobile phone and N22,500 was recovered from him.

“Mohammadu confessed to the crime and this led to the arrest of the security guard at the victims’ farm, Ayankunle Ayanleye.

“He stated that Ayanleye contacted the two other members of the gang now at large. He said Ayanleye fired the gunshot that killed Oladipo.”

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