Police in Edo State have arrested the suspected killer of the Chief Imam of Egbeta Mosque in Ovia North-East Local Government Area, Malam Saka Afolabi.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Haliru Gwandu, disclosed this yesterday while briefing newsmen at the monthly meeting of the command’s heads of stations.

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Afolabi was killed on March 4 in the presence of his three children by three gunmen, while on his way to his farm.

Gwandu gave the name of the arrested suspected killer as Ajetena Moruf, while presenting the suspect to newsmen in Benin, saying the police traversed five states before the suspect was arrested, adding that the other two suspects were still at large.

He urged other assa-ssins in the state to repent as the police would do everything to nab them.

His words: “We went to more than five states before we nabbed him. We were able to track him to Shagamu in Ogun State.”

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