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Bayo Ohu: Police finally arrest suspected killer

By Evelyn Usman & Ifeanyi Okolie

LAGOS—Six months after the death of Bayo Ohu, a journalist with the Guardian newspaper, the Lagos State Police Command has finally arrested the man that allegedly pulled the trigger that snuffed life out of him.

The suspect identified as Dada Ganiu Adesanya, is 23 years old.

Also arrested were two other members of the gang which the command confirmed to be notorious robbers that had been terrorising the state.

The suspects were questioned yesterday at the State Command. It was, however, gathered that Ganiu denied the allegation. He was said to have admitted being a  member of the robbery gang that stormed the late Bayo Ohu’s residence but denied taking part in the operation.

The command boss, Mr Marvel Apkoyibo in a statement told Vanguard that during investigation, 11 persons comprising three females and nine males were arrested in connection with the murder, at the end of which only three persons were directly fingered.

He said, “police investigation into the incident has been meticulous, painstaking, and discreet.

Investigators obtained and carefully analysed the call logs of the two telephones numbers belonging to the late Bayo Ohu contained in the two mobile phones. Through a combined process of tracking and tracing, one Rukayat Adeola, a female whose GSM number was called with the slain journalist’s handset was arrested.”

He added that with the assistance of Rukayat, two other suspects whose names he gave as Ismaila Adebisi and Victor Omogbehin were arrested. When searched, a Nokia mobile phone having the same code number with that of the late Bayo was recovered from them.

On interrogation, Akpoyibo said the duo confessed to be receivers of stolen property. Further investigation he added, led to the arrest of eight other suspects, bringing the number of persons arrested in connection with the murder to 11.

“However, after a meticulous screening, only three of the suspects were directly implicated in the incident that led to the death of Bayo Ohu. They are Dada Yemi Adesanya, 23, Ganiu Suleman, 28 and Idris Balogun 26 ,” he said.


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