Police move to unravel killers of two friends in Ogun


The police in Ogun State are on the trail of three unidentified gunmen alleged to have hacked to death, two friends in their sleep in the Gas Line area of Ijoko in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.
The gunmen were said to have invaded house number 26, Ogunmowo Street, Gas Line, at about 1:27am, where they met Ibrahim, said to be the son of the landlord, and his friend, fast asleep. The two friends were killed while sleeping.
Our correspondent gathered that Ibrahim’s father, Mr. Ganiyu Musakiru, had challenged the gunmen for invading his house in the dead of the night, but became frightened when he realised that the assailants were carrying dangerous weapons.
He was said to have then pointed to the room where his son and his friend, who was on a visit from Ikorodu, were sleeping.
As the gunmen made for their target, our correspondent learned, the landlord quickly escaped through the window.
“The landlord was like a deaf and dumb when the killers brandished their weapons. And as the landlord finally pointed to the direction where his son was sleeping, the old man had to escape through the window,” a source, who pleaded anonymity, said.
It was further learnt that the gunmen, not only ”killed the two but also took time to chop off Ibrahim’s hand. It was a gory sight when neighbours were finally alerted. This time around, the deed had been done and the killers had escaped.”
Our correspondent gathered that the matter was reported to the police at Sango from where a detachment of homicide detectives were dispatched to the scene.
The officers were said to have taken photographs of the corpses after interviewing the landlord of the house, who was a principal witness to the incident.
The police at Sango, however, said they were investigating a cultrelated case occasioning multiple homicide.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident.
Adejobi, a Superintendent of Police, said that the matter would be referred to the State Criminal Investigation Department after preliminary investigations must have been concluded at the local police station.
”We shall get their killers,” the police spokesman said.