The suspects

By Adejoke Adeleye

The Ogun State Police Command on Monday said it has arrested five men for allegedly beating a 25-year-old man, Monsur Kareem to death.

The suspects are: Toheeb Popoola, Ibrahim Ridwan, Mutiu Tijani, Akeem Ishola and Lawal Afeez.

Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a release explained that suspects were arrested following a report by the deceased’s father, Najeem Kareem.

He reported at Sango Police Station that his son was beaten into coma by the suspects following a minor misunderstanding the son had with Popoola.

The father also reported that the son was rushed to the hospital but was confirmed dead by the doctor.

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Upon his report, the DPO, Sango Police Division, CSP Godwin Idehai led his detectives to the scene at Ijoko area where the five suspects were apprehended.

Preliminary investigation revealed that while a landlord in the area was conveying in his tricycle kegs of water, the kegs fell off.

While retrieving the kegs, the man was accosted by Toheeb Popoola.

This led to an argument between them.

It was at that point the deceased, Monsur Kareem met them and tried to intervene.

But Kareem’s intervention did not go down well with Toheeb who invited the other four suspects to the scene and ordered them to beat both the deceased and the tricycle man.

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In the aftermath of the beating, the deceased was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at Ifo General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.