6 suspected killers of Army Commandant paraded

THE 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, paraded six people suspected to be involved in the murder of the Commandant of Command Secondary School, Apata, Ibadan, Colonel Anthony Okeyim in December 2016.

The arrested suspects included Solomon Agada Emmanuel (20), Bibisoye Kehinde a.k.a. Efrebor (27), Ewere Andrew (25), Ephraim Obi (38) and Udobata Onusa-Uze a.k.a Kaka (28).

Briefing journalists on the development at the headquarters of the 2 Division, Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, Odogbo, Ibadan, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 2 Division, Colonel Timothy Antigha, said that the six suspects, including a former student of the school, were believed to have played varying roles in the killing of the late senior military officer in his residence.

Giving details of the Army’s discovery, Colonel Antigha said that on the day the late Commandant was killed, his handset, a Samsung S4, was stolen, but in the course of investigation, it was found in the possession of one of the suspects, Taiwo Adeniyi, who admitted that on the night of December 11, 2016, he and other suspects went to Command Secondary School, Bode Igbo, in an ash-colour Toyota Camry car belonging to one of the suspects, where the Colonel Okeyim was killed.

While thanking the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services for their support in the investigation, the Commander, Military Police, Colonel Abdullahi Ibrahim, said the suspects would be handed over to the Oyo State Police Command for prosecution.

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