The police in Ogun State on February 9, 2023, arrested two cousins identified as 34-year-old Damilola Famoriyo and 31-year-old Akinbayo Emmanuel Abiodun for allegedly robbing one Amos Oyemechi Chuckwuka of his tricycle.
The suspect was said to have also killed the victim, dumping his corpse at a river bank in Ijebu-Ode.
The arrest followed information received by policemen at Obalende division, Ijebu Ode, on December 13 2022, that a lifeless body, later identified as that of the tricycle rider, was found beside the river at Agoro area of Ijebu Ode.
Upon the information, the DPO of Obalende division, SP Murphy Salami, led detectives to the scene, where it was discovered that the deceased was macheted to death after which his tricycle was driven away.
According to the Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the DPO had detailed his crack team to embark on a forensic investigation so as to unravel those behind the act.
Oyeyemi said their efforts succeeded on February 9, when Famoriyo, a resident of Awosan Fakale in Ikorodu, Lagos State, was apprehended with the deceased’s phone.